A MTB race in Madrid is suspended due to threats from a mayor to be shot "I have 60 local hunters willing to do whatever it takes"

"There will be 60 armed hunters willing to do whatever it takes as one of the runners happens to pass"

The mayor of Navas del Rey, Jaime Peral, ordered the closure of roads and summoned local hunters "willing to do whatever it takes"

As reported Brand, this Sunday had to suspend the 3rd edition of the Ruta de las Dehesas MTB for fear of being shot.

Was the mayor of Navas del Rey, Jaime Peral who ordered the closure of rural roads and cited some 60 local hunters "willing to do whatever it takes in case any of the runners happen to happen."

Peral, who spoke with MARCA, assures that he did not give permission for the test"I have never given it to them and they never have had it. I always told them that on a Sunday in the country the neighbors have priority ".

"The hunting society pays more than 30.000 euros to carry out its activity"

In addition, it reported that “the hunters' society pays more than 30.000 euros to carry out its activity ”and added that the organizers of the cycling route“ are living people who come to other towns to sell their business"

The organizers of the test have sent an official statement explaining their point of view of the bizarre situation:

"The risk to the development of the test and the safety of the participants themselves posed by the call for armed hunters by the Navas del Rey City Council in an area where the route passes".

Javier Donaire, director of the event, added that “He had been trying to prevent the test for a long time, but we had all the favorable reports from all the administrations involved and from the Community of Madrid".

Statement of suspension of the MTB Ruta de las Dehesas
Statement of suspension of the MTB Ruta de las Dehesas

"Because of my balls you are not going to pass through my town"

Donaire assured that the mayor of Navas del Rey threatened him: “Because of my balls you are not going to go through my town and for that I have summoned the hunters' society to close all the farms where the test passes.

There will be 60 armed hunters willing to do whatever it takes as one of the runners happens to pass".

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