The Mallorca 312 cyclosportive will now take place on closed roads but will not circumnavigate the island

Participants in the Mallorca 312-Giant-Taiwan challenge will face a much changed route in 2016, with the old ’round the island’ sportive replaced with a closed-road event on the west side of the island.

The distance remains the same – 312km of challenging roads, starting at the Hotel Iberostar Playa de Muro and finishing in nearby Pollenca.

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More than 4,000 riders have signed up to the 2016 event, with 1,500 on the reserves list, with a new 232km route joining the existing 312km and 167km events.

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“This moment is a turning point for the Mallorca 312. It involves moving from a well-organised and renowned event to being one of the best cyclosportives in the world” said Xisco Lliteras, director of the Mallorca 312-Giant-Taiwan.

“It is the opportunity to offer a unique experience to all cyclists. The security increases and they will be able to enjoy an even more fantastic scenery.”

The sportive will take place on April 30.

  • Charlie Stevenson

    Jokers sell 4,000 tickets to a “round the island” sportive without first gaining clearance for the route from the relevant authorities. They then add an extra 1000m of climbing, a month before the starting pistol, without increasing the time limit, and without using that extra 1000m to scale Sa Colobra!

  • poisonjunction

    Typically you took my comments out of context, and fail to see the context in which it was written.
    Nothing in my comment disrespects anyone, but it is sad that it suits a fellow Scot to make it appear so.

  • Fellow Scot

    Sorry Mr Poison Junction this tragic accident was the first for a long time , the Mallorcan people are some of the most respectful I have ever shared the roads with , I have been cycling there for over 15 years and your remark to say they are perhaps getting fed up is disrespectful to Mr Gilvary , his family and the Mallorcan people.

  • poisonjunction

    Can it be that some locals are getting thoroughly fed up with the islands cycling ‘invaders’?

    This week Scot, Graeme McGilvray died whilst cycling alone in Majorca! The incident is described elswhere on these pages.