Cycling returns to Almeria

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Mark Cavendish.

NO LESS than 16 teams from all over the world including four from Spain will take part in the 26th Clasica Ciclista in Almeria on February 14 with some of the most exciting riders, including last year’s winner Manxman Mark Cavendish taking part.

Over 100 riders will attempt the 186 kilometre course which takes in a number of quite steep climbs thus limiting their average speeds to around 40 kilometres per hour.

This race, which will be broadcast all over Almeria,  will go through the towns of El Ejido, Adra and Berja in order to show the riders the Almeria coast, but will also have some mountain stages, including the Baja Alpujarra area. The race will start at 12pm from Rambla Federico Garcia Lorca, and the finish line will be in front of Roquetas de Mar auditorium. 

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Over the years, this has become a very well respected and well known race which highlights the love that so many Spaniards have for cycling, although there has not been a Spanish winner since 2006.

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