A stunning location
This video sees Marcelo Gutierrez, a World Cup racer for Giant, ride in the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. The cathedral is built 200 metres underground in an abandoned salt mine and it looks absolutely stunning.
Unfortunately it is a bit of a ruse though. The cathedral is not officially recognised by the Roman Catholic church and the name is mainly to attract tourists – however it does apparently have a 3,000 strong congregation and is a point of pilgrimage for South Americans.
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Of course, it may not be the most ‘gnarly’ place in the world to ride a bike but considering we didn’t even know any underground cathedrals existed we’re still suitably impressed – and there is also a riding segment to whet your appetite for the main event.
Gutierrez is easily the most successful and famous Colombian mountain biker and he managed to finish eight overall in last year’s World Cup series. He will be returning to action for Giant next year when the season starts again in Lourdes on April 10.