The first edition of Badlands, counted with 116 riders from 20 nationalities starting and finishing at the Andalusian city of Granada.

The route had an average of 720km and 15.000m elevation gain, crossing the only official deserts of Europe and climbing the South Face of Veleta Pass at 3.200m after 40km along the Mediterranean Coast.

The Australian Lachlan Morton was the first rider arriving to Granada after just 43 hours.