VCV pays tribute to its legends on the 75th anniversary of the event
The VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana reunited protagonists of its history as Germán Puchades, Paco Giner, Paco Nadal, Jaume Tamarit and Antonio Gomar, in an event chaired by the current General Director of the VCV and former Valencian cyclist Angel Casero.
The 75th edition of the VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana has ‘kicked off’ this Thursday, September 21st. In an event held at the Veles e Vents building in Valencia, the Valencian round has gathered a good group of legends who have been protagonists throughout these 75 years of history. Moderated by journalist Paco Lloret and directed by Ángel Casero, former cyclist and current General Director of the VCV, the event was attended by journalists Paco Nadal and Jaume Tamarit, former cyclists Paco Giner and Germán Puchades, and the former organizer of the VCV for many years Antonio Gomar.
The event consisted of a get-together in which each protagonist recalled their experiences in the Valencian round. From its beginnings in the late 30s, the different moments of stoppage, through the evolution of bicycles, jerseys, routes or the attitude of the cyclists. A meaningful review of the history of the sport and of the Valencian race a few months before the 75th edition is held, from January 31st to February 4th, 2024.
José María García joins the tribute
The event was scheduled to be attended by legendary journalist José María García. However, a minor health problem prevented him from traveling to Valencia from Madrid as planned. But he did not want to miss the tribute to the Valencian round and participated in the event via telephone. García recalled his beginnings in cycling and pointed out how the sport has changed over the years. The journalist has pledged to attend in person the next edition of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in 2024.
To conclude the event, and before the corresponding family photo with all the protagonists, Angel Casero presented the media impact of the last edition of the VCV, that of 2023. A race that was seen live on television in more than 210 countries around the world, and that one more year continues its exponential growth both in media coverage and impact on social networks.