Our winners, equipped with TwoNav Cross, reach gold in the Titan Desert 2022
By winning 3 modalities, Cross consolidates itself as the best GPS for orientation
Mixed Duo mode
Nuria Picas & Eduard Barceló
What is the Titan Desert? It is an MTB race of 6 stages and +600 km aimed at runners and cyclists who want to improve themselves and live a unique experience. It is celebrated every year in MOROCCO and runs through incredible landscapes (dunes, desert plains, mountains...). This year it will take place from May 8 to 13. Read daily chronicles
Why is TwoNav so identified with the Titan Desert?
It is a route without signaling, where what prevails is the use of GPS. Participants must pass through all checkpoints. The adventure does not end at the end of each stage, upon arrival at the camp, the organization announces the coordinates for the next day... and the participants begin to prepare the route.
Titan Desert winners by TwoNav
How to prepare a race without signaling?
Melcior Mauri, Titan Desert team coach, explains it to you with Land
Land, your best ally to prepare your next routeLand is a software that allows you to prepare routes in unknown terrain with maximum reliability, it is enough to know the point of departure and arrival. You yourself will create the itinerary that suits you point by point. Once traced, pass your route to the GPS and go out and enjoy it. Download Land for FREE now
Map of Morocco, do not forget your reference in the desertFree map for the Titan Desert 2022. It includes all the topographical information of the terrain: relief, contour lines, paths... Download the map for FREE now
The key to success is good preparation
How does a cyclist prepare for an MTB race?
Preparation will allow you to meet your goals and cross the finish line. In addition, with a perfect planning of the route, you will make the most of all your effort. We are going to see the different parts that you should deepen in your workouts.Keep reading
How to prepare a race without signaling?
There are times and races where pre-planning and a good orientation tool are the basis for success. Without going any further, last year, Melcior Mauri himself explained to us how thanks to the route planning software, Land. He had managed to win one of the stages of the Titan Desert, one of the toughest orienteering races in the world.Keep reading
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Meet the participants
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KH 7 team
Trained by Melcior Mauri, TwoNav ambassador
Melcior Mauri knows well the hardness of a race as demanding as the Titan Desert. 13 editions endorse it as one of the best references to prepare the participating teams. His competitive spirit seeks to improve the performance of each team member to achieve the goal: WIN
Cannondale TB Team
Trained by Jordi and Albert Bellès
Young team very experienced in desert racing (Morocco On Bike and Titan Desert). Their track record is enviable: Team Titan Desert Champions 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. This year they are preparing to be among the best, or even revalidate their victories with the same desire as the first year.
...and Konny Looser joins as an independent rider
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Evolution day by day
On Sunday 08/05 the first stage of the prestigious race was held and the final result has left a bittersweet taste in the KH 7 team. Anna Ramírez stood out, who took the victory with an advantage of more than four minutes with respect to Ramona Gabriel , its main rival. The duo formed by Núria Picas and Eduard Barceló also won the stage in its mixed mode. Bad news, however, for Josep Betalú, one of the favourites, who was left out of the competition due to a knee injury. As for the boys, this very fast stage was decided in a sprint between Herrero, Looser and Bou. Our runner, Konny Looser was in second position.
Anna Ramírez: "We have taken advantage of some areas to shorten the route, always within the legality, obviously, since we have passed through all the mandatory crossing points"
Núria Picas: "Eduard Barceló, who is a very good orienteer, has had the ability to cut back at some points along the route and it has worked out very well for us".
Núria Picas and Eduard Barceló, from the KH7 team, won the stage again in a mixed duo and distanced their pursuers by more than 20 minutes in a race with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees. After yesterday's solo victory, KH7 rider Anna Ramírez preferred to reach the finish line with Vera Looser, focusing more on stage 3, a really tough day, thus maintaining her lead in the general standings.
For their part, at the head of the race, Pau Salvá and Óscar Carrasco, from KH7, led by about a minute, after a strong attack on the peloton, although it was our ambassador Konny Looser who was the great entertainer of the stage. Looser wanted to make up for his second position in the previous stage but it was Zubero who got the victory, leaving Konny, again, in second position. Although Julen Zubero has been the fastest in the second stage, it is Francisco Herrero, from Cannondale TB, who keeps the red jersey.
In the third stage, Cannondale TB team rider Roberto Bou took the victory. Konny Looser entered the finish line five minutes later, glued to the wheel of Francisco Herrero, also from Cannondale TB. In the women's classification, Anna Ramírez, from the KH7 team, dominated the stage and thus increased her lead in the general classification. Three out of three for the KH7 duo Núria Picas and Eduard Barceló. Another victory that brings them even closer to the medal.
During the stage, however, the medical team had to make an appearance, lamenting the death of one of its participants. From TwoNav we regret the loss of Ernesto Escolano Gil, 51 years old, during the race in the third stage. We send our condolences to his family and friends.
The day began with a minute of silence in memory of the titan Ernesto Escolano, who died during the previous stage. After the cut of the route that affected the 3rd stage, the fourth remained as the longest of this edition, with 116 km and almost 958 meters of unevenness and being the first contact with the dunes.
Anna Ramírez, from the KH7 team, achieved the third stage victory of the four disputed in the sprint and maintains her five-minute lead over the cyclist Vera Looser. The mixed duo made up of Núria Picas and Eduard Barceló remain entrenched in first position, 40 minutes behind Mónica Yuliana and Valentín Sanjuán.
The leader of the general, Fran Herrero of the Cannondale TB team, is closer to the final victory after crossing first in this tough stage, in which the wind and high temperatures stood out. Blacksmith: "I dedicate this victory to our deceased colleague"
Anna Ramírez, from KH 7, is second, adding one more minute ahead of Vera Looser in the general classification. More than forty minutes ahead of the second classified leave Núria Picas and Eduard Barceló, from KH 7, very close to the final victory in the mixed duo, finishing second in this fifth stage.
Francisco Herrero, from Cannondale TB, was third, closely followed by Konny Looser, who sees the Titan Desert title slipping away from him.