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El Rosario to host CX Brutal Bike in April 

El Rosario in the north of Tenerife will once again host the insular test of mountain bike racing known as the “XC Brutal Bike”.

The event, organised by the Guagüeros Cyclist Club, will take place on April 23rd and will leave from the Plaza del Adelantado in La Esperanza.

This will be the race’s second year, held in collaboration with the Tenerife Insular Cycling Federation and the local council’s sports department.

Meetings start this week to co-ordinate arrangements.

The test, a scoring event for the XC-P MTB Cup, will again offer two distances, one of approximately 30 kilometres and another 50 kilometres, which for 95 per cent will run through forest tracks.

The competition is conceived as a great attraction for federated entrants as well as cyclists who wish to ride a mountain bike through a territory of high environmental value.

The category of long distance (50km) will run through the municipal and forest roads of El Rosario, Tacoronte, El Sauzal, La Matanza de Acentejo, La Victoria de Acentejo and Candelaria .

Councillor for sports, Ivan Armas said the 2016 edition of this test attracted around 170 cyclists, achieving a resounding success, bearing in mind that this was a test that had just been born, “so expectations for this second edition are very high.”

In addition, he emphasised that “among the objectives of the sports department is to promote El Rosario as an ideal place for outdoor sports and the quality of this initiative, also created by a sports club of the municipality, Is an excellent argument for securing this purpose. “