11 Aug XTERRA European Tour – TV Episode #1 2018
The XTERRA European Tour finds itself in the most southern and eastern part of Europe, the ancient island of Cyprus for the second XTERRA Cyprus off-road triathlon. Cyprus’ race promises to provide an experience like no other for the XTERRA Tribe. Cyprus has it all. Great weather, fabulous trails for running and biking, mountains in the center (Mount Olympus for one) super clear aqua waters, great food and tasty local beer and wine. One of the most attractive reasons for choosing the island is indeed its almost-guaranteed daily sunshine, mild winter temperatures and minimal rainfall year-round. The actual race site is the beautiful Akamas National Park and Lara Beach – which is a breeding site for turtles, and the traditional fishing shelter of Latchi. The athletes will start with a sea swim on the sandy beach next to the transition area, followed by a 2-loop mtb ride on a dry, sandy and rocky terrain. The run, although almost flat, is not always fast. There are some twisted and tricky parts of trail run on rocks where you will have to focus on your feet and be precise and quick. The end of the loop is along the beach and this is slow and painful too.
Amazing scenery. Wonderful people. Challenging race. Hello XTERRA Cyprus!
Cyprus is a true destination race. Blessed with the beauty of nature’s best palette, the scenery of Cyprus unfolds across glittering coasts, rolling mountains, fragrant forests and rugged headlands. It is not a secret that sportspersons and teams from all over the world, including endurance athletes, European football teams, cycling, swimming & triathlon teams and seasoned medallists, all give themselves a competitive advantage by opting to train towards their goals in Cyprus, thanks to a winning formula of services.