The ŠKODA Titan Series Almería will be held from the  9th to the 12th of December 2021. Due to the complex logistics involved, a compulsory scrutineering day will take place for all participants and technical assistance personnel on (Wednesday 08th December). The four stages of the race will be held from Thursday to Sunday.

Information regarding the registration process for rider assistance and bike service teams will be issued shortly.

Registration will be done using the form below.

We would greatly appreciate that all payments are made by credit card. Should any entrant prefer a bank transfer, please contact the event organizer beforehand.

“Registration in the race implies acceptance of the regulations proposed by the organization.”

SINGLE RATE: Invoice including V.A.T. will be available soon. Please note that the registration fee includes 21% V.A.T.

 

THE PRICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES

  • Accommodation: 4 nights in hotel and bivouacs, full board. From 8th of December to 12th of December. The breakfast of the 8th of December and dinner of 12th of December are not included.
  • Pressurized air for bicycle maintenance, provided by the organization and shared with the rest of the participants and workers.
  • Transfer between bivouacs by bus or minibus.
  • Transport of material from the organization’s warehouse in Barcelona to Almería (and return).
  • Medical and nursing service during the days of the event
  • 4 bottles of water (1.5 liters each). Please take into account that water will not be available from the event organizer on the scrutineering and administrative checks day (December, 8).
  • 1 exclusive T-shirt for the race.
  • 1 metal trunk (dimensions 80x45x35 cm) for mechanics stuff. The trunk will be moved between camps and weight must not exceed 30 kilograms.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Extras in hotel rooms.
  • Extra drinks in hotels and bivouacs.

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Metal trunk for material, including box and transfers (€300, maximum weight 30 kg).
  • Other extra packages/bags (€10/kg, maximum weight 20 kg).
  • Assistance vehicle plate for non-official service suppliers has a cost of € 50.

 

*VEHICLE BADGE for ASSISTANCE SERVICES:

  • Allows the entry of the vehicle into the bivouac and the parking area.
  • We recommend that the support vehicles should be 4×4 or high off the ground, to ensure access to the bivouacs.
  • Articulated vehicles and those over 7 meters long will not be allowed into the bivouacs.
  • The people travelling in the vehicle must be accredited/registered.

COMING SOON

GENERAL TERMS:

  • After payment is made, attach the bank slip and send it to info@titandesert.com.
  • Full payment of the registration fee can be made.
  • No registrations will be accepted without the corresponding bank transfer slip.
  • Payment deadlines must be carefully observed.

PAYMENT TERMS:

  • 100% of the registration fee at the time of registration.

BANK DATA FOR THE TRANSFER:

ACCOUNT: TITAN WORLD SERIES S.L.

  • BANCO SANTANDER
  • IBAN: ES61 0049 1852 7123 1093 5961
  • BIC: BSCHESMMXXX

When you make the transfer, please identify the name of the person making the transfer, as follows:”[Name of person] – Asistencia Almería 2021″

TRANSFER OF MATERIALS TO ALMERÍA

The organization transfers necessary material (tools, spare parts, massage tables, etc.) from Barcelona to Almería by road (truck).

Each mechanic is entitled to a metal trunk provided by the organization to carry his/her material (this is the only box that can be loaded on the organization’s truck, both to travel to Almería and for transfers from bivouac to bivouac).

Physios can hand in their massage tables (correctly packaged), in which they can include other materials they need to work with in Almería (this will be the only package that can be transferred to Almería and between bivouacs).

The weight limit for the material of technical assistance personnel will be 30 kg/metal trunk or 20 kg/cardboard box. If this weight is exceeded another box will have to be contracted (see prices).

*In the case of transport of wheels and frames, these should be in rigid boxes. Loose components or those packaged in cardboard boxes will be not be accepted. The transfers are tricky due to the terrain crossed by the trucks, so the organization will not be liable for any damage that may occur.

During the previous month, all technical assistance personnel, like the participants with their bikes, should make sure their material arrives at the warehouse of the ŠKODA Titan Series Almería in Barcelona. Mechanics should also come by beforehand to collect their metal trunk, or request the organization to send it to them (freight collect).

HOW TO TRAVEL TO ALMERÍA?

You can arrive at the start by your own means if you wish, either by road or by scheduled flight. Several airlines fly to Almería. On arrival you will have to travel to the start of the race by road.

For technical assistance personnel who wish to travel in their own car the organization recommends the use of 4×4 vehicles or vehicles that are high off the ground. The bivouacs are always far from main roads and it is necessary to remember that if it rains, it is likely that access to the bivouacs is impossible unless by 4×4 vehicles. You should also contract the race number plate (see rates), which will give you information on the location of the bivouacs and access to them in the area set aside for these vehicles. Vehicles with a race number plate will be given a vinyl cover treatment by the organization for identification purposes.

On arrival in Almería, accredited vehicles can access the bivouac following authorisation from the organization. Once the vehicle is inside the bivouac it cannot be moved until the disassembly of the first bivouac.

TRANSPORT OF MATERIALS BY ROAD

The organization will transport one element per technical assistant (metal trunk in the case of mechanics and a box or casing with massage table for physios). Every night  until 22:00 or in the morning before the start of the race, the technical assistance person will deposit the trunk/box in the assigned truck located in the bivouac, and they will find it in the same area on arrival at the next bivouac. Access to the trunk/box is not allowed during the stages, only on arrival at the bivouacs. Nor is access allowed in the marathon stage. The organization will not be liable for material that the technical assistance personnel do not deposit in the truck during the night.

WORKING AREA FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAMS WHO BRING THEIR OWN TENTS/MARQUEES.

They can occupy a front of a maximum of 6 metres long and must be aligned with the tents provided by the organization.

Vehicles will be located at the back of the tent and access to the bivouacs will not be allowed to articulated vehicles and those over 7 metres long. Before registration ends, the teams need to tell the organization the number of tents they will be taking and their measurements, to include them in the layout of the bivouacs.

Work may not be done outside the space occupied by your tent. The rules on advertising must also be observed. The measurements identifying the service may be exceeded, but without advertising other brands in the working area, only in clothing and materials (and never brands that are competitors of the race sponsors).

 

RULES FOR THE PLACING OF ADVERTISING

COMMON TENTS OF THE ORGANISATION FOR MECHANICS AND/OR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

The company offering a service may decorate the walls of the tent with its brand image (no commercial logos of other brands) and 2 banners. No other advertising material can be placed outside the tent.

When mechanics or physios from different companies are working together in a tent they should agree on the placing of advertising and banners. In the event of a dispute, the organization will not authorise the placing of any elements until agreement is reached.

TENT OR PRIVATE SPACE FOR MECHANICS AND/OR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

A company is allowed to decorate the walls of the tent with a brand image and logos, provided that the size of the logos of partner brands is not bigger than the one of the advertising company, as well as 2 banners. No advertising can be placed outside the private space.

Exhibiting products is totally prohibited.
The companies must notify the organization of the size of the tents, as well as of the vehicles it will use to provide assistance, before registration ends.

USE OF WATER IN CAMPS

It is totally forbidden to collect water in the bivouacs for washing bicycles, parts, jerseys, etc.

A bike washing service will be provided by the organization at the end of each stage (to be confirmed in each one). Each participant or technical support person should come with his/her bicycle, as no bike will be accepted unless it comes with a person who is responsible for it.

Connecting a hose to the water network is not permitted under any circumstances.
All technical assistance personnel who carry a washing system must ensure that the water they use is not allowed to stagnate and form puddles.

CLOTHING

During the race schedule you will face temperatures between a minimum of 05ºC and a maximum of 20ºC and 2 rainy days -in December- on average.

MEDICAL SERVICE

 The race has a specialised medical team and assistants to attend to all the groups during the race and in the bivouacs. The basic service timetable is 06:00 to 22:00, with a 24-hour emergency service.

CURRENT DURING THE RACE

To buy extra drinks in the bar areas of the bivouac and hotels, a contactless payment system will be used via a personal wristband. The wristband can be topped up in the Participants’ Service tent. The topping up will be done in EUROS (€).

The bivouacs are the nerve centre of the ŠKODA Titan Series Almería. In them, participants and technical assistance personnel will find all the logistic infrastructure they need after each stage: a bicycle parking area, the restaurant-dining area, the bar areas, tents to sleep, washbasins and showers, and the mechanical assistance or physiotherapy areas.

ACCOMMODATION

On race days the technical assistance personnel can sleep in a hotel or in tents, depending on the location and the needs of the event.

Each haima allows three people. Only mattresses are furnished, so use of a sleeping bag is necessary. Hotel rooms are also triple rooms.

FOOD AND DRINK

All meals during the six days of the race are included in the registration fee. There will be a meal tent in the bivouacs with a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner on race days. Breakfast is not included on the day of arrival and scrutineering, nor is dinner on the day of return.

Drinks in the hotels and bivouacs are not included in the registration fee. The organization will provide technical assistants with 4 water bottles. These bottles of water will be delivered at a specifically-dedicated tent during the whole race.

The TITAN diet has been prepared by expert chefs. It consists of a variety of nutritious dishes that are rich in carbohydrates: vegetables, cereals, pasta, rice… everything that the riders need to get through the tough race days. Technical assistance personnel will have the same buffet as the participants, and also the same meals timetable.

*All support personnel must follow the same meals timetable as the participants, so mechanics and physios need to adapt to the set times.

ps are not included in the price. The organization provides the assistance services with vouchers to purchase 5 bottles of water. These bottles will be handed out in the water tent during the race at 07:00 and 22:00. On the day of the last stage they will only be handed out until the last participant crosses the finish line.

The TITAN diet has been prepared by experts in nutrition. It consists of varied and nutritional foods that are rich in carbohydrates. Vegetables, cereals, pasta, rice… everything that competitors need to get through the hard race days. The assistance services will have the same buffet as the participants, and at the same times.

*All assistance services must follow the same meals timetable as the participants; mechanics and physios must adapt to this timetable.

Any store/workshop or freelancer can offer their services to the participants through the official website of the ŠKODA Titan Series Almería. In the “ASSISTANCE” section of the website there is a list with names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and contact websites. A logo or photograph may also be attached to the contact details.

Through it, participants can contact the service they require directly to ask for prices, a description of the service and the steps needed to contract it. Payment is also made directly between the participant and the service.

To publish these data on the official race website, send the organization your contact information (name, email address, phone number and website of the service) plus a logo or image to identify it. The fee to announce professional services on the website is €100 (if it is not an official store for the event).

All the information available will be updated on the official race website: www.titanseriesalmeria.com. You can contact the organization by phone on +34 902 363 175 or send an email to technical assistance info@titandesert.com