Castellón Provincial Council hosts the presentation of the first stage of the 75VCV
The sporting event will kick off on Wednesday 31 January in Benicàssim, in a first stage that will finish in Castellón and will have a route of 167 kilometres and three mountain passes.
The sports deputy, Iván Sánchez, highlights the commitment of the Provincial Council’s government team to this type of event, which not only brings professional sport to the people of Castellón, but also “serves to show the world our municipalities and natural resources”.
Castellón, 29 January 2024. “The province of Castellón will once again become the epicentre of the best cycling on the national and international scene”. This was stated by the Sports Deputy of the Diputación de Castellón, Iván Sánchez, during the presentation of the first stage of the 75VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Gran Premi Banc Sabadell, which will start on Wednesday at 11:55 am in Benicàssim and finish in Castellón.
“A day of pure spectacle,” said the deputy of Sports, who went on to say that “the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana will give us the opportunity to show the world the landscapes of our land, a province of contrasts, of mountain and sea, with the best territory to enjoy cycling and any sporting experience”.
“La Volta will generate aerial images of our municipalities and our natural surroundings”, said Iván Sánchez, who insisted on the importance of this sporting event for “the promotion of our province”. “It is the best platform for promoting tourism,” he said. He also highlighted the commitment of the provincial government team to this type of high-level event, which not only brings professional sport to the people of Castellón, but also “serves to show the world the municipalities of our land”.
In this sense, the Sports deputy stressed the importance of “supporting and backing this sporting event that has established itself as one of the leading cycling events in Spain and Europe” and which will be broadcast live on television in more than 210 countries around the world. “We are going to enjoy it live and show the province of Castellón through the screen,” said Iván. This is a unique opportunity to see the best cycling up close and get to know our land”.
It will undoubtedly be a day to vibrate, the first of the five big stages that make up the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, in which the riders will give their best to start with good sensations the race that will continue in the provinces of Alicante and Valencia.
Thus, 130 riders from 19 teams from all over the world will fight for the first victory in a stage that will cover 167 kilometres and three mountain passes, in which “the cyclists will be able to appreciate the spectacular natural landscape that embellishes our province”, emphasised Iván Sánchez.
In this way, the deputy said that “for us it is a great opportunity to work together with the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana to promote our territory and bring the best cycling to the people of Castellón. Castellón is a province with a long tradition and a great love of this sport and to be able to host the first stage of this event is a great joy”.
The best sporting setting
The Volta a la Comuntiat Valenciana will start in the province of Castellón. The first municipality on the cycling route will be Benicàssim to head towards Torreblanca, on an interesting route along the coast. Afterwards, the race will take the riders to the municipalities of: Vilanova d’Alcolea, Benlloc, Sierra Engarcerán, Els Rosildos, Els Ibarsos, Atzeneta del Maestrat, Les Useres, La Barona, Benicàssim to finish the stage in Castellón. The arrival of the peloton is scheduled for around 16:00.
A total of 11 municipalities in Castellón will be the protagonists of this great festival of sport in the province. It is worth mentioning the three mountain passes. At approximately kilometre 60, the runners will climb the Coll de la Bandereta, a second category pass with an altitude of 790 metres. Shortly after, at kilometre 80, they will climb to the Coll de la Bassa, a third category pass. In addition, 16 kilometres from the finish line, the peloton will climb to the Desierto de las Palmas, a second category pass that will add excitement to the final stretch of the race.
The provincial deputy has encouraged citizens to go out on the streets to vibrate with the passage of the best cyclists and teams of the international peloton in a day of emotions. “It will be a day to take to the streets to enjoy this great cycling event and to show the world the countless goodness and attributes of our land,” added Iván Sánchez.