Banco Sabadell renews its commitment to the VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
The bank will give its name for the ninth consecutive time to the Valencian cycling round, which will celebrate its 75th edition from January 31st to February 4th, 2024.
València, November 28th, 2024
Banco Sabadell and the VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana have renewed their sponsorship agreement for the next edition of the race. The bank will give its name to the 75th edition of the race, as it has been doing since the event was recovered in 2016 by Valencian former cyclist Ángel Casero. The agreement was signed on Tuesday, November 28th at the Banco Sabadell Business Hub in Valencia.
“One more year we renew our commitment to the VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. It is a very special year, as it marks the 75th edition of the race and we could not be left out of working again with Angel Casero and his team in this important event for our Valencian Community”, said Fernando Canós, Deputy General Manager and Eastern Territorial Director of Banco Sabadell, during the presentation of the agreement.
“For us, the support of Banco Sabadell has been very important since we joined forces in 2016. At the time, we did not have a main sponsor, it was a new project, but Banco Sabadell decided to bet on the VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. It has passed already nine years since first giving name to the race and we hope it will be many more”, said the General Director of the VCV, Ángel Casero.
Banco Sabadell and the VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana joined forces for the first time in 2016, when the Valencian cyclist Ángel Casero decided to recover the celebration of the race after eight years of interruption due to economic difficulties. Since that moment, the VCV and Banco Sabadell have experienced together the growth of a race that in 2019 was promoted to the UCI ProSeries category and that in the near future hopes to add one more day of competition. A growth that would not have been possible without that first bet of Banco Sabadell in 2016 to recover a race that had not been held for seven years.
In 2023, in the 74th edition of the VCV, the race was broadcast live on television in more than 212 countries around the world, with nearly 30 hours of streaming and 20 million viewers. It also generated more than 12 million interactions on social networks, making it one of the most important events on the international cycling calendar.
In 2024, the VCV celebrates its 75th edition, being the oldest sporting event of all those held in the Valencian Community. Its first edition was held in 1929 and throughout its history it has suffered different interruptions for various reasons; besides having in its list of victories legendary names such as Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault or Alejandro Valverde, among others.