This weekend it was deliberate that the III MTB Route of the Dehesas, a check belonging to the ‘7-star Circuit’ of mountain bike, but it surely needed to be suspended in the course of an incredible controversy with the authorities.

Based on the organizers of the occasion, the mayor of Navas del Rey, the place the race was to move, has executed every part in his energy to stop it, to the purpose of guess on hunters within the zone.

“The danger to the event of the check and the security of the individuals themselves posed by the summons to armed hunters by the Navas del Rey Metropolis Council in an space the place the check takes place and from what we now have discovered this afternoon-night they pressure us in an train of accountability to the cancellation. The mayor of this municipality has ordered the closure of the roads by way of which the check passes, so as to forestall the passage of cyclists on these roads “, reads the discover of suspension of the appointment. He had foreseen a registration of about 500 individuals.

The mayor denies it: “Are we silly?”

Jaime Peral, the mayor of Navas del Rey, is on the middle of the controversy. Based on these accountable for the check, the mayor stated: “by my balls you aren’t going to undergo my city, and for that there shall be hunters as a number of the runners occur to move.”

“I’ve spent a month speaking to the organizers telling them that they didn’t have authorization and that I used to be not going to provide authorization to do the check in these circumstances. It might be that in conversations of so lengthy, they stated that they had been going to go forward and that I used to be going to maneuver ahead. This can be a quite common expression of mine, so it’s not shocking that I had stated it in a non-public phone dialog ” the mayor certified in ‘El Partidazo de Cope’.

Nonetheless, he has denied that he ordered the hunters to shoot the individuals. “During which head is it doable for me to order one particular person to shoot one other? Are we silly or what? After I identify the Navas del Rey Hunters Society, it’s as a result of they’re doing looking exercise like each Sunday. And one of many guidelines that I switch to this group and to the Neighborhood is that on Sunday there may be looking exercise. If this check had been moved to Saturday, there would have been no downside“, stated Peral, from the ‘Caseros’ celebration, who recalled that the hunter members of that entity pay 30,000 euros for the rental of those lands to hold out their exercise.