Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana presents challenging route for first edition as ProSeries race
Jan 20 2020 02:12 am CET

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana presents challenging route for first edition as ProSeries race
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana presents challenging route for first edition as ProSeries race
Photo by ASO/Karenn EDWARDS

The 71st edition of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana is set to start on February 5 in Castellon and finish on February 9 in the city circuit of Valencia city.

The race is going to be in the ProSeries level from 2020 and will be entirely broadcast in Eurosport and in the Spanish television channel A Punt. Twenty-one teams will be at the start line of the 2020 edition of the Spanish race, including Movistar -which will be led by an Alejandro Valverde that will be honoured in the race as the only rider that has won it three times.

In total, twelve WorldTour teams will start in the race, and they will include: Team Ineos, Jumbo-Visma with Tom Dumoulin, Deceuninck-Quick-Step, Lotto-Soudal, UAE Team Emirates, CCC-Team, Israel Start-Up Nation and Astana. The ProContinental teams will include Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, Euskadi, Burgos BH, Bardiani CSF-Faizane, Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Gazprom-RusVelo and Total Direct Energie.

The first stage of the race will be 180.5 kilometres long between Castellon and Villarreal and although it includes a climb in the middle of its route, it's bound to finish in a bunch sprint. The second day of competition in the Spanish race will start in Torrent and finish in Cullera after a 185.5-kilometre route and will feature two climbs in its first half and then a finish at the weather radar of Cullera in after facing some steep ramps.




The third stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana will be 175 kilometres long between Orihuela and Torrevieja that has a climb in the middle but will likely have a fast finale. The Queen stage of this edition of the race will be between Calpe and Altea over a 156-kilometre route that includes three heavy climbs and a new mountain finish on the Sierra de Bernia.




The last day of racing will take the riders between Paterna and Valencia on a 98-kilometre course that will have its finish at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento of Valencia after the city circuit. On that same day, the second edition of the women's Vuelta CV will be held on the same circuit and will have the participation of 20 teams and 120 riders.


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