Vuelta a España
Year to adapt to circumstances and the reality that hits the whole world. The fourteenth edition (14!) Of La Vuelta in which Alejandro Valverde will take part is presented with important and inevitable news.
Never before the race started at the end of October and continued until November 8. 18 stages, eliminating the initial three days in the Netherlands, for a race that nevertheless maintains its enormous strength. It has been a great challenge for the organizers.
The numbers of the Murcian cyclist in this great race speak for themselves: absolute winner in 2009; another six podiums, including the second place last year; twelve stage victories and up to ten different editions of the Vuelta a España concluding in the top five of the GC.
Heading into 2020, Alejandro faces the Vuelta integrating a powerful Movistar Team, almost identical to the last Tour de France. The Aragonese Jorge Arcas will replace Dario Cataldo as the only novelty in a block with Enric Mas, Marc Soler, Nelson Oliveira, José Joaquín Rojas, Imanol Erviti and Carlos Verona.
La Vuelta will depart from Irún on Tuesday 20, with two already very demanding initial days between the Basque Country and Navarra. In total, five high mountain stages, eight medium mountain stages (some hard enough to mark important differences) and an individual time trial ending at the Mirado de Ézaro. A first category menu for a race that will feature top contenders such as Roglic, Froome, Pinot, Dumoulin, Carapaz or Vlasov.