The mountain bike Dakar arrives in Chile
It was one of the biggest challenges faced by the 140 cyclist that started the race at Copiapó, but the first edition of Épica GAES Atacama, organized by ZERTIOR and CORDEP, will ne remained for all of them as an unforgettable experience. But neither the extreme temperature conditions nor the difficulty of the itinerary were not an obstacle for the success of the event.
500 kilometers and six days going across the beauty and inhospitable landscapes of the hardest desert of the world has turned Épica GAES Atacama in one of the most important MTB dates around the world. A second edition is confirmed for 30th October – 4th November, 2017, in which the Spanish cyclist Ibon Zugasti may defend the title.
The athletes navigated across the majestic dunes of the Medanoso and through the gorges, rivers and defiles of the “Camino del Inca”. Tribute was also paid to the mythical San José mine, where 33 Chilean miners were rescued some years ago. This unforgettable experience finished in the turquoise waters of “Bahía Inglesa” beaches.
GAES, Citroën and As were some of the partners and promoters of one of the key races of the MTB calendar nowadays.