Participants will have 9 hours and twenty minutes to reach T2 from the start.
The circuit will have again 170 km and 2650 m of positive elevation.
The organization of Challenge Madrid is pleased to announce that, after reaching an agreement with the different security bodies, the time to complete the cycling section will be extended in thirty minutes, with the athletes having 7 hours and 30 minutes from T1 or 9 hours and 20 minutes from the start line at the Riosequillo reservoir.
Regarding the itinerary of the cycle route, previously Challenge Madrid already announced that, after the good reviews received, it would maintain both the beauty and the hardness of the route of 2017 one of its identity symbols behind the imposing and spectacular Puerta del Sol.
On the cycling circuit
The bike route in addition to recovering wonderful sites of the Sierra Madrileña, also recovers the famous return to the ports with the ascents of Canencia, Morcuera and Cotos. In general, the 180 km will cover the following places: Departure from the Pools of the Canal de Isabel II of Buitrago de Lozoya, passing through Villavieja de Lozoya (km 6); San Mames (km 9.9); Choker (km 13.7); Canencia town (km 22.8); Port of Canencia (km 32.3); Miraflores de la Sierra (km 38.4); Port of Morcuera (km 49.1); Rascafria (km 63.4); Puerto de Cotos (Km 79.9); Puerto Navacerrada (km 86.4); Ventorrillo Fountain; El Escorial; Valdemorillo; Villanueva de la Cañada; to enter Madrid by the M-508 and cross the Casa de Campo until you reach the Explanada del Rey in Madrid Río.
In the Explanada del Rey in Madrid Río, T2 will be set up, a transition place from where the Marathon route will start.