Mallorca 312 Cycling Race

The 2019 Edition of Mallorca 312 Cycling Race Sold out in a Week!

 

Mallorca 312 Cycling Race

 

Tickets for the10th edition of the Mallorca 312 went on sale in early October and were sold out within a week. Thats's 8000 participants taking part in this year's epic races (there are 3) , which will take place this year on the 27th of April 2019.

If you didn't get a place in time and would like to take part, we will tell you how you may still be able to in a minute. But first, let's look at what the Mallorca 312 entails, the route, the stats and last year's winning times.

 

About the Mallorca 312 Cycling Race

 

The race was originally designed as a full lap around the entire island, 312 kilometers with 5000m of climbing - a full on endurance test. Though it continues to be one of the toughest sportives around, Mallorca's largest cycling event and high in profile on the European cycling calendar, the technicalities of the race have changed.

In 2016, the organisers managed to get the entire road network closed for the event, but as total road closure on the original route was unfeaseable, the itinerary was altered and now comprises of a further 500m of climbing.

 

The Mallorca 312 Route

 

Mallorca 312 Cycling Race

 

The race starts at sea level at the magnificent Playa de Muro on Alcudia Bay, then heads up the coast to Port de Pollensa, past Pollensa old town, and begins the ascent up to the Lluc Monastery and on to Puig Mayor (3120 m) Mallorca's highest mountain. While the race takes on most of the Tramuntana Mountains, the loop has now been altered, but as before, takes in Col de sa Predissa and Col de Feminina to then head back up north towards Sa Pobla and then east to Artá and finally back to the original starting point in Alcudia.

 

If this seems too epic right now but you would like to take part in the race nevertheless, there are two smaller routes; a 225 kilometre race with 3,973 metres of climbing and the 167 kilometre course with 2,475 metres of altitude gain.

 

Charity Entries for the Mallorca 312 Cycling Race

 

Mallorca 312 cycling race

 

Most of you will have seen the awful news last autumn (October 9th), when the eastern coast of the island suffered serious flash floods. Amongst the worst hit were the towns of Artà and Sant Llorenç des Cardassar where the torrents overflowed destroying homes and causing ten fatallities. Then outporing of solidarity and help was immediate and has been steadily continuing, with the local celebrity Rafa Nadal donating 1 million euros to help the victims.

Mallorca 312 enabled 50 solidarity places at 100 euros that will be entirely for the victims of the floods, all of which quickly sold out.

 

A-Listers and Pro Cyclists in the Mallorca 312

 

The Marca 312 is the toughest endurance test you can take part in on the island, possibly one of the most challenging sportives in the cycling calendar: 312 km with 4,300m of climbing in one day!

Last years star cyclists taking part in the event included Miguel Indurain and Stephen Roche, the first also ran a coaching camp through the Rafael Nadal Sports Academy. 

 

Mallorca 312 waiting list 

 

The Mallorca 312 cycling race

 

If you are still keen to take part in this year's edition, you can sign up to the waiting list: Mallorca 312 Cycling Race Waiting List. 

Alternatively hedge your bets, train another year and take part in next year's edition. here is the official Mallorca 312 website for sign up and all the info. 


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