HUERCAL-OVERA is gearing up for one of the biggest sporting events in the municipal calendar, the Cochinillo cycle race.
Organised by the local council’s Sports department in collaboration, with the Indalbike cycle club, what will be the eighth edition of the event on Sunday January 12 is expected to attract up-and-coming cyclists from around Spain and professionals.
Huercal-Overa Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez, Sports councillor Alejandro Campos, along with the cycle club president Amador Campos and representatives of the companies sponsoring the race, unveiled detailed in a presentation at the Town Hall.
Junior, female and hobby riders will set off at 10am and the Kids Series for local children aged from five to 10 years old at 11am. At 11.30 am it will be the turn of the Sub 23, Elite, Master 30, Master 40 and Master 50.
Each category will have to cover a different distance on the urban route starting and ending on Avenida Guillermo Reyna and continuing along Avenida Dra Ana Parra and Calle Alamo.
The Kids Series will be just one circuit of the urban route, the young promise category 700 metres and beginners 1500 metres. Juniors will do 19 kilometres, cadets and feminine 29 kilometres, and the highest categories will have to cover 16 circuits of the urban route, adding up to 60 kilometres.
The number of inscriptions is limited to 120, and can be done via the website www.cronomur.es Registration in the race is free.
The Mayor encouraged local people to get out and watch the race, which she pointed out is not only a competitive event, but also for families to enjoy.
“It is without doubt a great occasion for enjoying sport on the streets of our municipality”, she commented.