Sea Otter Europe unveils the line-up of sports events for 2018, with a two-stage cycle tour and a new UCI category for the main MTB race, among other new additions
January marked the presentation of the line-up of sports events for the 2018 Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava-Girona Bike Show, which will take place in Girona (Spain) from 8-10 June and has added a host of new features with respect to last year. To start with, the Sport No Limit Travel International Cycle Tour by Ghost, which last year drew just south of 1,500 cyclists, will take place over two stages and with different routes, and will be part of the Gran Fondo World Tour.
Something else new this year is the increase in category of the Catalan Cup International Massi Biking Point, which in Girona will boast a class 1 ranking according to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The race will be run over two days (the women’s event on Saturday and the men’s on Sunday) and will once again bring the finest cyclists on the international circuit to Girona, in an event that forms part of the prestigious MTB Super Cup.
Show time is guaranteed with the arrival of a new competition, the Short Track, an explosive discipline held, as the name suggests, on a short track that enables spectators to see how the racers are faring at all times.
Saturday will also see another of the main mountain biking events, the Scott MTB Marathon by Tamory, which this year is a fixture on the 2018 Marathon Cup calendar.
To round off the luxury line-up of mountain biking events, Saturday is also the day of the E-MTB Marathon, an electric bike race that offers two tracks with different distances.