Island Hopping with Paul Voss at the Gran Guanche Audax Road
In a gritty tale of two wheels against the untamed backdrop of the Canary Islands, Paul Voss carved out victory at the Gran Guanche Audax Road. The 660-kilometer self-supported race, loaded with a staggering 14,000 meters of elevation gain, unfolded as a raw adventure in 36 hours and 55 minutes.
The race presented an opportunity for riders to showcase their tactical acumen and navigational skills. Riders weren't just chasing the finish line; they were sprinting to catch the final ferry of the day, adding a dose of urgency to the already challenging odyssey.
The descents, resembling downhill roller coasters, left riders nursing sore necks and hands—a gritty reminder of the physical toll extracted by the island's rugged terrain. Guided by his Karoo 2, Voss was undeterred and maneuvered through this demanding landscape with strategic prowess.
“...it was an exhausting and challenging route with a lot of headwind and even more climbing.”
The Gran Guanche Audax Road served as a crossroad where determination met endurance. It was a race that transcended the ordinary, a gritty testament to the resilience of those who dared to navigate the unpredictable paths of the Canary Islands. 36 hours and 55 minutes after his first pedal stroke, Voss crossed the line as victor.