A WILL OF PERPIGNAN MEDITERRANEAN METROPOLIS
As part of the development of the outdoor economic sector, the economic development agency Pyrénées Méditerranée Invest, the Community Tourist Office Perpignan Méditerranée Tourisme and their partners organized the first cycling tour of Perpignan Méditerranée, departing from Castillet, with 3 routes that crossed the municipalities of our territory. Nearly 380 cyclists took part in this first edition on June 26, 2021.
Following this first success, Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole, via its economic development agency, has this year the ambition to set up a renowned cyclosportive in the territory, like of Ariège, in order to generate new economic benefits and develop the sporting attractiveness of the area. It is therefore with the support of the Fédération Française de Cyclisme des Pyrénées Orientales that this cycling event will be held from April 28 to 30, 2022. </ span>
For its first edition in the cyclo-sport format: “66 Degrés Sud La Cyclo” , is also retained to be a qualifying round for the GranFondo World Championships. The GranFondo label being an accelerator of notoriety and visibility on a national and international scale.
In parallel with the event, an “Outdoor Village” will be set up to highlight professionals in the sector.
Beyond the sporting challenge, this event is part of an objective to promote the territory and the destination Perpignan Méditerranée. The period of low seasonality at the end of April will also generate new economic benefits for the tourism, accommodation and catering sectors.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As part of the development of the outdoor economic sector, Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole – via its economic development agency – has the ambition to set up, on the territory, an internationally renowned cyclosportive in order to revitalize the attractiveness of the territory and to generate new economic benefits. It is with the support of the Pyrénées-Orientales section of the French Cycling Federation that this cycling event will be held from April 28 to 30, 2022.
Flagship event of the event, the cyclosportive races, organized on Saturday April 30, will be of international dimension.
These cyclosportive events have been included in the official calendar of the UCI (International Cycling Union) and will qualify for the Gran Fondo World Championships.
Also, a 10-kilometre time trial between Estagel and Força Real promises participants a tough climb and a magnificent panorama of Roussillon and Fenouillèdes, while families or cyclists who enjoy this hobby can enjoy cycling routes of 50km and 98km.
To complete the event, an outdoor village will be set up from April 29 to April 30 at the Parc des Expositions in Perpignan, with players from the sector and numerous activities.
I thank all the mayors of the municipalities crossed by this sporting event for their support and their participation in the organization of it but also the many volunteers and the teams who will give all their energy to make this day a success.
We wish all participants to have a memorable time and a very good stay on our territory!
Good race to all and in the best spirit of competitiveness and sharing.