There will be some notable tourists on the roadways of Mallorca from Wednesday, January 25, to Sunday, January 29. The XXXII Garden Hotels Luxcom Challenge Ciclista a Mallorca 2023, one of the most enduring sporting events on the island calendar, will include around 300 riders from the professional circuit. The five-day race, which is being organized by Unisport Consulting, will pass through most of the island’s corners if the weather allows, resulting in a number of cuts and brief traffic snarls that will be reduced by the Civil Guard and those in charge of the race. Here, we give you information about the routes and areas that will be impacted by the race.
The Calvià Trophy dispute will kick off the Challenge 2023 on Wednesday, January 25, with the start and finish at Avenida de Cas Saboners in Palmanova. This street will be blocked after 10:30 a.m. for the signature control and the start, which are set for 12 p.m. From there, they will ride toward La Granja de Esporles, passing through the Coll des Grau (12:45), and climb the Coll de Claret toward Valldemossa. The race will pass through Calvià at 12:15 hours, and from there, they will ride toward the Coll des Tords (12:25), Puigpunyent (12:40), the Coll des Tords (12:25), and the Coll de Claret (12:40). (13:15 hours). The race will head to Coll de Sóller after descending to s’Esgleieta (13:25) and Palmanyola (13:30). (13:45).
Around 14:00, the passage through Sóller is scheduled, cutting off traffic toward the Deià crossroads, ascending the Coll den Bleda (14:10), to pass through Deià shortly after, Can Costa (14:25), and again to the Coll den Claret (14:34), from where they will head towards the Ponent, passing through Banyalbufar (14:50) and Estellencs (15:00), to ascend the Coll de Sa. The projected finish time is at Avenida de Cas Saboners at around 16:00. Sa Coma (15:26), Es Capdellà (15:38), and the descent towards Calvià (town, 15:43) and Palmanova will mark the expected finish time.
The Challenge 2023 program will be centered around the Ses Salines-Alcdia Trophy on Thursday, June 26. To start the race after 12 o’clock, the town of Ses Salines will be closed starting after 10 a.m. with other approaches available at the town entry. From there, the peloton will go through sporadic traffic jams to Colonia de Sant Jordi (12:25) and Campos (12:44). The race will depart from Campos and travel first to Felanitx (arriving around 13:30), then to Manacor (arriving around 13:15), then to Sineu (13:50), Muro (14:30), Sa Pobla (14:35), and Campanet (14:50), before entering a challenging section of winding, narrow roads through Moscari (14:55), and Selva (15:00). Before reaching the finish line at Avenida Prncipes de Espaa, the race will ascend towards the Coll de Sa Batalla (Lluc), peaking at around 15:10, then take a course towards Pollença, passing through the Coll de Femenia (15:20), descend towards Pollença (15:40), pass through Port de Pollença (14:45), and run along the seashore, passing through the Alcdia flying finish line (15:50). (16:00).
The Andratx-Mirador des Colomer Trophy, which takes place on Friday the 27th, will center the road closures on the Ma-10. After assembling at Plaça Espanya in Andratx, the group will depart at noon for Port d’Andratx, where there will be a passage around 12:05. From there, the group will travel to s’Arracó (12:12), then back to Andratx (12:17), then to the Port (12:25), before repeating the previous circuit in two more steps and traveling to the Coll de Sa Gramola (13:05), Estellencs (13:24), (13:34). Other towns affected by the race’s passage include Coll den Claret (13:51), Valldemossa (13:55), Deià (14:10), and Sóller (14:25). The race will ascend a Puig Major, which is anticipated to be crowned at around 14:45, before heading towards Coll de Sa Batalla and Coll de Femenia (15: 15), descending towards Pollença and its special sprint (14:45), passing through Port de Pollença
The Serra de Tramuntana Trophy, which has its start and finish in Lloseta on Saturday, September 28th, will be held on that day. Avenida des Cocó will be blocked to traffic in the morning and until the race’s start time of 12:00. The following stops are Selva (12:21), Moscari (12:25), Campanet (12:33), and Pollença (12:58), from which the ascent to Coll de Femenies (13:20), the Lluc crossroads (13:29), and the descent to Caimari (13:42) and Selva (13:42) begin (13:44). It will take a different path through Biniamar (15:52) and then head back to Lloseta (13:54). Binissalem (14:02), Consell (14:08), Santa Mara (14:14), and Bunyola are the next stops on the course (14:27). The next point of travel will be the road to Sóller, which will lead to the Coll. It will peak at around 14:41, and after a steep fall to get to Sóller (14:53), one will ascend the Puig Major and tread it at 15:18. The Ma-10 will continue the race through the cuts towards Lluc and Caimari (15:55), to return to Selva (15:59), Biniamar (16:05), and Lloseta, concluding in the town’s sports complex, Es Puig, after 16:00.
The Palma Trophy will wrap up the Challenge on Sunday, September 29 with a 10 a.m. start in front of the Cathedral with previous cuts in the Paseo Martimo and the first line of Ciutat. There will be a stretch of Avenida Adolfo Suárez that is neutralized as it leads to Can Pastilla, Joan Maragall and Cardenal Rossell as it leads to Can Pastilla, and first line as it leads to s’Aranjassa, where the genuine start will occur at 10:35 am. The peloton will leave for Llucmajor at 10:52, travel to Algaida and its flying finish at 11:04, then travel to Monturi and Sineu’s flying finish at 11:36, where it will begin a circuit with directions to Maria de la Salut and Santa Margalida. The peloton will then return to Sineu at 12:40, travel up the road to Palma to climb Cor de Mallorca at 12:51, then descend to s’Hostalot.
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