Join the Group Ride with Jose Hermida and enjoy a non-competitive, fun and social ride exploring the area. Enjoy the scenery as you get pulled along by the algorithm further back in the group for an easy ride or venture closer to the leader to apply more effort. This is not a race but a social event.
Our race journey on this 24,8km segment in the deep south of Spain is on a slightly rolling but primarily flat profile, starting and ending on the coast. You'll make your way through the natural park of Cabo de Gata or Cape Cat near Almería. The naturally arid landscape creates a desert-like lunar landscape in contrast with the tropical coastline, seen briefly around the 3km mark. Grab a wheel and draft on this fast and flat course, and finish with a well earned white jersey for your avatar.
Meet Jose Hermida, a living legend specializing in competitive mountain biking. Jose won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics after a 4th place in the 2000 Olympics. He has multiple gold medals under his belt for 4 World Cups, 4 EU Championships and 6 World Cups. Yet with all these accomplishments he has always been friendly, down to earth, fun and sociable. We are therefore excited to have Jose lead the Group Ride. Take this rare opportunity to connect with Jose.