A month and a half after its completion, registrations are already sold out for what will be the second edition of the Huatulco MTB Challenge 2021, scheduled for September 19 of this year, announced the president of the organizing committee of that mountain biking race, Siddharta Emmanuel Cruz Ortega.
He added that due to the health contingency experienced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of participants had to be limited to 800 cyclists, divided into 20 different categories of the male and female branches, who will compete in the distances of 50, 75, and 100 kilometers.
Cruz Ortega mentioned that the MTB Huatulco 2021 Challenge will be held in coordination with the municipal president of Santa María Huatulco, Geovanny González García, and the director of Municipal Health, Juan Diego Ortega Almanza, for which a protocol was developed that will respect health measures adhering to the new normal for outdoor sports competitions, among which the mandatory use of face masks stands out from entering the limited and exclusive area for participants.
He anticipated that with the realization of this mountain biking competition, an economic spill of around five million pesos is expected.
The starting signal will be given at 6:30 am, on the different routes of 50, 75, and 100 kilometers. At all distances the finish area will be delimited only for the competitors, who when crossing the arc will have to immediately exit through a tunnel, in which they will be sanitized by the cold micro nebulization method, to eliminate 99% of the virus, bacteria, fungi, and spores. Upon exiting the tunnel, they will be awarded a mask, hydration, and their commemorative medal. And the award ceremony will be exclusive for the first five places in each category.
It will be 100 kilometers of travel along a single route, which will have 57 kilometers of flat terrain, 21 kilometers of ascent, and 22 kilometers of ascent, with a positive difference in altitude of 1800 meters, with the start and finish line in the Bay of Santa Cruz.