Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- More than 700 cyclists representing over 30 countries from around the world are set to participate in the 18th edition of the “Škoda Titan Desert Morocco” international mountain bike race, taking place from April 27 to May 2 in Morocco’s desert region.
This year’s race will feature two Moroccan female champions, Rajaa Chaker, and Chaimaa El Hamraoui, competing for the first time in the competition’s history.
The event, which combines tourism, sport, and endurance, is gaining increasing popularity year after year, according to Mohammed Katem, Vice President of the Moroccan Royal Cycling Federation. The federation also aims to encourage and develop the practice of mountain biking in Morocco.
The six-day challenge will begin in the Boulmane Dades region, covering a distance of 639 kilometers.
The final stage will link Merzouga to Maadid on a 71-kilometer stretch.
The Moroccan Times.