Rafael Sanz and Emma Alonso win the traditional Turkey Race in Segovia


The Spanish cyclists Rafael Sanz and Emma Alonso won this Monday in Segovia the 88th edition of the traditional Turkey Race, a test for chainless bicycles that is organized by the 53×13 Cycling Club and is held every year on Christmas Day, with the usual participation of former professional Pedro Delgado.

The fog that fell during Christmas Eve influenced the route of about 800 meters, whose exit was located on Teodosio el Grande Street. From there, the participants demonstrated skill with their bikes at the foot of the Aqueduct and then up Calle Real, until the route ended in Plaza Adolfo Suárez.

As is customary, the first three winners respectively won a turkey, a duck and a poularda. This time the City Council increased the safety of the route with bundles of straw in the Christmas tree area and also reducing the space on the Cándido terrace.

The peculiarity of this Turkey Race is that the participants cover the distance with a bike without pedals, moving forward with their hips and handlebars to take advantage of the only momentum from the start. The event was created in 1935 by the Segovian Cycling Society.