There are only two days left for the start of the 70th edition of the Vuelta Ciclista a la Comunitat Valenciana Gran Premi Banc Sabadell, a race that is assuring a very important position and reputation at the international racing calendar. All this thanks to the enormous work done by Ángel Casero in front of his organisational team during the last four years.
One of the main objectives of the organisation has always been to bring this event close to all cycling lovers, and especially, to all Valencians. Since the VueltaCV was reactivated in 2016, after eight years of absence, thousands of fans of this wonderful sport have been able to follow the VueltaCV via Eurosport 1, which one more year is the official television of the VueltaCV. This year the organisation had an intention that all Valencians could follow the race live from their homes. However, the negotiations of including
another audio-visual company to broadcast a live feed of the race along the Valencia territory did not end up on agreement.
Year after year VueltaCV generates more interest among international press, and journalists from all over the world are interested in covering the competition. In 2019, VueltaCV and
VueltaCV Féminas will be broadcasted live in 121 countries, of which 54 are European; 11 from Asia and Oceania, in addition to the USA, Canada, Colombia and several countries of sub-Saharan Africa. This number could still increase in the coming days. In addition to this, CV Radio will be the official transmitter of the event for another consecutive year.
The last edition obtained a media impact of 13.188.292 euros, with a worldwide audience of 116.449.670 people (data obtained through Kantar Media). This year it is expected that the media return will be greater with the participation of Alejandro Valverde, World Champion and winner of the VueltyaCV 2018, as well as Geraint Thomas, last years winner of the Tour de France.
VueltaCV will start this Wednesday from Orihuela with 168 cyclists from 24 teams. This year six Spanish cycling teams have signed up for VueltaCV, being: Movistar; the most powerful cycling team in our country, Caja Rural, Burgos-BH, the joint Basque team; Euskadi Basque Country-Murias, Kometa Cycling Team; whose origin is the Alberto Contador Foundation, and the Euskadi Team.
The remaining 19 participating teams are: Sky, CCC, Mitchelton Scott, Astana, Bahrain Merida, Jumbo, AG2R la Mondiale, UAE Team Emirates, Katusha, Dimension Data, Cofidis, Direct Energie, Israel Cycling Academy, Sport Vlaanderen Baloise, Nippo Vini Fantini,
Gazprom, W52 FC Porto and Rally UHC Cycling.
In terms of cyclists that stand out it is worth to mention: Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team), Geraint Thomas (Sky); Niki Terpstra (Direct Energie); Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton Scott); Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton Scott); Adam Yates (Mitchelton Scott); Daniel Martin (UAE Emirates) and Rui Costa (UAE Emirates), among others.
This year the organisation of the Vuelta a la Comunitat Valenciana celebrates its first edition of the VueltaCV Féminas, on February 10, consisting of a route of 88,5 km with 09:00 am departure in Paterna, and arrival in Valencia. This route follows exactly the same track as the fifth and final stage of the VueltaCV.
The VueltaCV Féminas celebrates its first edition with a strong starting list, and it stands out as the first cycling race that promotes equality by matching the prize award pool. The winning cyclist will be awarded with 2,435 euros, the same amount that is awarded to the winner of VueltaCV men’s event.
A total of 20 teams will participate in this first edition, with six cyclist each. The representatives are arriving from different countries, with the presence of some outstanding international cyclist. The Movistar Team highlights the debut of the cyclists from Rioja, Sheyla Gutierrez. Among the foreign cyclists, Tatiana Guderzo deserves a special mentioning, being an Olympic medalist with brilliant results in the World Championship.