The first stage of the 73rd edition of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Banc Sabadell will start from les Alqueries. The first stage consists of a 173km route finishing to Torralba del Pinar. This event will count participation of 15 World Tour teams and 8 continental Pro teams. The mayoress of les Alqueries, Esther Lara, affirms that “this event is very important for les Alqueries, as this town has very long cycling tradition and background. For our people it is an honor to host the start of the first stage of the VCV2022, an event that counts on participation of international cycling teams”.
During the morning of February 2nd, the team presentation will take place at the Plaza Mayor, followed by neutralized start from the Caixer street at 1:00 p.m. The peloton will pass through Vía Augusta Avenue, Bellaguarda, Calle 25 Junio, Vilavella, among others, until leaving the municipality through Moncofa Street and heading towards CV 222. Esther Lara appreciates “the work of the club Sport Ciclista Alqueriense, as they have been in a significant role bringing the event to les Alqueries. This event will be a great opportunity for cycling fans and residents of the town to enjoy and follow closely a high-level and international sports event”.
The VCV2022 will be broadcasted via Eurosport to 210 countries. The director of the Vuelta CV, Ángel Casero, indicates that “the VCV grows year after year, having said this the 2021 edition reached in total more than 550.000.000 homes. Hosting VCV gives a great opportunity to give visibility for les Alqueries around the world, especially while hosting the start of the first stage of the 73rd edition of the VCV. We aim is to make sure that everyone can enjoy this event, and that the fans can get autographs of their favorite cyclists”.