GranGuanche Audax Gravel is a 700km self-supported gravel race across the Canary Islands…

When

Date: March 19, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm

Details

Cost: €240

Event Website

Organizer: Matteo Minelli

Email: granguanche.route@gmail.com

In the late nineteenth century, endurance cyclists used to join group rides to cover long distances in an established time limit to prove themself “audax”, brave in Latin. During the GranGuanche Audax, the time limit is set by the ferry leaving for the next islands, who make it to each ferry to the last island proves himself “audax”.

It’s a 700km adventure on fast gravel double tracks and secondary paved roads across the Canary Islands. It’s a self-supported, single-stage, fixed-route ride and follows the classic rules and principles of ultra-cycling races, but in the spirit of Audax, participants are here allowed to ride in a group and draft each other. This will encourage participants to plan stages and create a pelotón between ferries connections.