"It's certainly going to raise the profile of the sport quite considerably" says Andy Hall, from Challenge Wales.
"The Volvo Race, in various formats, has been going for quite a few years now".
"It's a well-known event, and to bring it to Cardiff is going to be good for everybody".
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