There is a new stage race on the calendar for over-40s this year – the Santa Susanna Masters Vuelta, hosted by Poco Loco Cycling

In association with the Hike & Bike in Santa SusannaTourist FoundationHotel Aquamarina. This new race will take place on May 23-25 inclusive in Costa Brava, Spain.
 
There are 4 stages over 3 days, incorporating the following format…
  • Masters only forming 3 races; (1) 40 – 49 (2) 50 – 59 (3) 60+  *TBC*
  • Teams of 4 – Club & Composite accepted (individual entries will be placed into composite teams)
 The proposed stages are as follows:
  • Stage 1. 9 km Team Time Trial – Flat (road bikes only)
  • Stage 2. 90 km Road Race (up & down day with 1 main climb, highest point 430m)

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  • Stage 3. 8 km Individual Time Trial – Flat (road bikes only)
  • Stage 4. 95 km Road race, (with 3 main climbs, highest point 650m)
 
 
So, what else do you need to know?  For starters:
  • Generous Prize money will be on offer across all age groups (over €3,000 cash)
  • Overall Race leader jersey, Combative Jersey & Best Team Jersey (tbc)
  • Luxury hotel accommodation, packages & prices – see below
  • Entry fee: £83 per rider (includes £13 day licence for all stages for non-UCI licence holders  IMPORTANT: Day licence supplement of £13. This day license will cover the insurance for all riders for the whole event that do not have a UCI licence
  • UCI, LVRC & TLI licences accepted

So there’s the “difference” part, but what about the holiday?

Well, Poco Loco Cycling have secured an excellent deal:

Hotel Packages & Prices

Hotel Aquamarina:
Arrival on Thursday and departure on Monday: 4 nights at £30 per night = £120 standard half-board package, free use of the Spa (previous booking required)
5 nights at £30 per night =  £150
7 nights at £30 per night =  £210

Extra lunch=  £5 per person per lunch

Supl. Premium room=  £4 per person per day

Supl. Junior Suite=  £7 per person per day

Guests that want to have full board can do so at an extra cost of £7 per person per day. Extra cost for a single room: £10 per night

The hotel can be reached via Girona or Barcelona airports, which can be accessed from most airports.
To keep up to date with news on the event, check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/santasusanna.mastersvuelta
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