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Punta Cana Grand Prix to be held on June 7

Punta Cana.- The fourth edition of the Punta Cana Grand Prix cycling event is set to take place on June 7, 8, and 9, featuring competitors from over 15 countries across the Caribbean, Central, and South America.

Over 350 cyclists will compete in the tournament, which includes 8 categories.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, the Dominican Municipal League, the Presidency of the Republic, and the Punta Cana Group, the main venue for the event is the front of Blue Mall. From there, the various stages will start, covering parts of the Coral Highway to Higüey and the Downtown Punta Cana District.

Mario de Jesús, the main organizer, announced that $10,000 in prizes will be distributed among the winners of the 8 categories, which include two women’s categories. The other categories are elite, pre-master, master A, master B, master C, recreational, and youth.

On Thursday, June 6, starting at 2:00 PM in the gastronomic area of Blue Mall, participants will receive their kits. A technical conference discussing the event’s rules will be held at 6:00 PM.

The competitions kick off on Friday, June 7, at 7:00 AM with the first stage for the recreational and women’s categories A and B, covering a distance of 54 kilometers. This will be followed by the master A and B categories, with a 76.5-kilometer route between Punta Cana and Higüey. The elite, sub-23, and youth categories will conclude the first day’s races with an 84.1-kilometer route from Punta Cana to the roundabout near Higüey.

On Saturday, June 8, the events start at 7:00 AM from Blue Mall, with a route to Toll #2 and back to the roundabout twice, finishing in front of Blue Mall.

The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 9, at 1:00 PM. Cash prizes will be given to the individual champions, stage champions, flying goal champions, best Dominican champions, and best team champions. Trophies will also be awarded to the top performers in each category. The event will be broadcast on the Punta Cana Grand Prix YouTube channel.

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