The VCV presents its 75th Edition at Fitur 2024
Madrid. 25 January 2024. The General Director of the VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Gran Premi Banc Sabadell, Ángel Casero, led the presentation of the 75th edition of the cycling race at Fitur 2024 on Thursday 25 January. The 75th VCV will start on 31 January in Benicàssim and will cover the three provinces of the Comunitat Valenciana over five stages, culminating on Sunday 4 February with the final finish line at the Port of Valencia. A sporting product with an enormous tourist impact that every year shows all corners of the world the wonders that our Comunitat Valenciana has to offer.
The presentation ceremony of the 75th VCV at Fitur 2024 was attended, in addition to the VCV General Director Ángel Casero, by the Deputy General Manager of Banco Sabadell, Fernando Canós; and the Regional Secretary for Tourism, Cristina Moreno Borrás, who was responsible for closing an event hosted by the journalist Paco Lloret. All of them highlighted the importance of a sporting event that is the backbone of the territory of the Comunitat Valenciana like no other.
The 75th VCV, over the course of five days, will travel through 77 Valencian towns. From Benicàssim to Valencia, passing through Castellón, Canals, Mancomunitat de la Valldigna, San Vicente del Raspeig, Orihuela, Teulada Moraira, Vall d’Ebo and Bétera, among many others. A luxury opportunity for cycling fans spread throughout our Comunitat, who will receive the best cyclists and teams of the international peloton at the doors of their homes. These towns will also benefit from the passage of a cycling caravan that moves more than 500 people every day, including cyclists, team staff, organisers, etc.
All this structuring of the territory of the Valencian Community will also be shown to more than 210 countries around the world through television. Since the team led by Ángel Casero recovered the organisation of the VCV in 2016, this has been one of its main priorities. Showing the world, thanks to spectacular aerial shots filmed from helicopters, the tourist wonders that the Valencia Region has to offer. In 2023, in Europe alone, the VCV reached more than 20 million households through television, a sign of the enormous media and tourist impact of the event.
The VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2024. The first edition of the race was held in 1929, being one of the pioneering cycling events in Spain and Europe. Throughout its history, it has suffered different interruptions due to multiple reasons (economic, political, etc.), but since 2016 it has been held without interruption. The aim of the organisation led by the Valencian cyclist Ángel Casero is also to continue to raise the level and prestige of the race, moving up the list of events on the UCI international calendar.