Riki Abad after the Marathon des Sables and the Garmin Titan Desert races:
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Riki Abad after the Marathon des Sables and the Garmin Titan Desert races: "The key items are great quality running socks and a good bike culotte"

 

Why is it so important to select the right sports equipment for these races?

You're taking a gamble on the materials, it's very important to choose these properly as that makes all the difference to you winning.

What are the items of clothing you need to pay more attention to in these extreme competitions?

The fundamental items for the Marathon des Sables are the right socks, and a good cycling culotte pad, in the case of the Titan Desert. These are the most important pieces you need to be as comfortable as possible in the two zones which take the hardest punishment in both races.

What's your favorite Lurbel product for these competitions?

For the Sables, it's the Bmax Gravity socks which protect my feet, and thanks to the H5 compression cane which works together with the gaiter, the sand doesn't get in. I've also competed with the new Chie shorts and the Samba shirt with excellent results. For cycling events such as the Titan Desert, a good culotte short such as Epic is fundamental for the quality and level of the finish.

Why?

The truth is that it's a real luxury to have Lurbel gear with me for these kinds of challenges, as it makes everything so much easier. In such extreme tests having top-quality materials is essential.