The Mediterranean Epic by Gaes debuted in the 2018 calendar as a new stage race for mountain bikes which received a lot of praises after its celebration. Amateurs and professional riders such as Jordan Sarrou, Raiza Goulao, David Valero, Roberto Bou or Xavier Borrás were impressed by the quality of the routes and by the high level of the event's organisation, two facts that were not ignored by the UCI commissioners because, for 2019, the race will become UCI S1 category.
With the reception of the UCI S1 category, the Mediterranean Epic by Gaes 2019 will distribute more UCI points and bigger cash prizes, in addition to gaining international recognition. The second edition of the race will also feature an exceptional ambassador, Julien Absalon, making it possible for the participants of the race to have the opportunity to ride with one of the great legends of Mountain Bike apart from riding hand in hand with first level national and international cyclists.
Mediterranean Epic by Gaes 2019 will be celebrated from 14th to 17th February repeating the four stage format of its inaugural edition, with Oropesa del Mar and Castellón de la Plana as the official venues of the race. Registration to participate is open until February 5, 2019 (or until the quota of participants is completed) for a price of 290€ to run the four stages and 145€ to dispute two of the four stages.