Starting point for the Millennium Titan Desert with the presentation of the GAES team

The Millennium Titan Desert began shooting this Thursday in Barcelona with the presentation of the GAES team that will compete in the demanding test that will be held from April 28 to May 4 in the Sahara desert.


Marc Coma, Roberto Heras, Virginia Berasategui and Josef Ajram are some of the members of the GAES team for one of the most demanding mountain bike races in the world.


Accompanied by the General Director of the hearing health company, Antonio Gassó, and the team's godmother, the Olympic champion in synchronized swimming Gemma Mengual, the athletes valued their participation in the event and highlighted the human value of the group. “It gets pretty long but I'm a desert lover. I was presented with this opportunity to enjoy it in a different way than I am used to and I did not think twice. Surely I am going to suffer a lot, but I will try to enjoy it at the same time”, commented Marc Coma, second classified in the last Dakar last January.

The winner of the event in 2008, 2010 and 2011, Roberto Heras, is the leader of a group with a great challenge: repeat last year's victory. "The body suffers much more on a mountain bike than on a road bike, in addition to the mental wear and tear," said the former professional cyclist, winner of the Vuelta a España three times.

Heras will be accompanied on this occasion by up to 45 members, including the actor Santi Millán. “I am the confirmation that if you set your mind to it, anyone can do it, at least sign up… Antonio proposed it to me in the Selenica. There he messed everything up. I said yes because I didn't know what the Titan was and when I found out it was too late," the showman joked.

Finally, the 'ironman' Virginia Berasategui gave a sample of the spirit of improvement of each one of the members of the GAES team. "My terrain is the road, but I like challenges and I want to enjoy not only the sporting experience, but also the human one," she said. And it is that the challenge of the Millennium Titan Desert by GAES has already begun... and promises!


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