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Bikingman Corsica, Tenerife Blue Trail, RS:X Europeans Mallorca and XTerra Greece on HorizonSports this week

Bikingman Corsica
Bikingman : The ultimate unsupported cycling exploration races on earth ! The island of Corsica, 13,000 m of climbing over just 700kms of unsupported ultra-cycling that is non-stop exploration for the toughest cyclist on the planet.

Tenerife Blue Trail 2019
This 97km race climbs from the Atlantic coast to the summit of Teide, the highest mountain in Spain and the third highest volcano in the world. Starting at midnight and with just 23 hours to complete this epic journey, competitors must climb a total of 5000 metres and cross the beautiful but treacherous volcanic landscape of Tenerife – one of trail running’s classic routes and ultimate challenges. From sea to summit, then back to the sea for the finish, for most it is the dream of a life time to complete a course like this, while for the professional runners it is a massive test of endurance, tactics and mental strength.

RS:X Europeans Mallorca 2019
The RS:X class is already an Olympic class and the sailors are focused on next year’s games in Tokyo, we move to the Spanish island of Mallorca and  Palma Bay for the 2019 RS:X Europeans and Youth European Championships, a key qualifying event for Tokyo. There was a record turn-out for the RS:X Class with 333 confirmed entries, coming from 43 different nations to race over five days. The most impressive fact was that for the first time ever, the youth men’s fleet was bigger than the senior men’s fleet.

Xterra Greece 2019
The glittering coastline known as the Athenian Riviera hosted dozens of elite athletes for the premier XTERRA off-road triathlon event. With the sun beating down and water temperatures around 17 degrees the swim leg started with the 300 athletes heading into the Vouliagmeni bay. The bike route looked easy but actually proved extremely challenging with dry and slippery tracks. The running course around Vouliagmeni Lake offered the athletes some spectacular scenic views as they ran long the edge of the sea.

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