Never give up!
That was the motto of thirty-three-year-old Swiss rider Konny Looser, the winner of last year’s race. He started the final stage of this year’s race only three seconds behind Spain’s Francisco Herrera. Just three kilometres from the finish of the 76-kilometre route from Erg Chebbi to the finish in Maadid, Looser decided to throw the dice: he abandoned the marked route and took what he hoped was a shortcut. And it paid off. He gained fifteen seconds on Herrera and won the overall classification by the smallest margin in history – twelve seconds!
Spanish rider Anna Ramírez and Swiss rider Konny Looser, winners of the ŠKODA Titan Desert Morocco 2022
The women’s race was won by a cyclist who apparently doesn’t know the meaning of the word lose. Forty-one year old Spaniard Anna Ramírez has won all four ŠKODA Titan Desert races she’s taken part in, with this year’s triumph added to her victories in 2015, 2017 and 2019. Her winning margin was impressive: almost six minutes.
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