Landa, Valverde and the Izagirre will run the Ruta Nationals

In an act this Friday at the Murcia Post Office, the composition of the routes of the 2019 edition of the Spanish Road Championship was unveiled.


El Mercado de Correos de Murcia, one of the most attractive locations in the town, was the scene this morning of the presentation of the 2019 Spanish Road Championship, which will be held from June 28 to 30 in the Region of Murcia distributing the exits and goals between five municipalities.

Yecla will be responsible for hosting the start and finish of the three races against the clock (Elite UCI-Men's Elite, Elite-Sub23 female and U23 male) of the day of Friday 28. Archena will live the start of the sub23 male and Elite-Sub23 women's online tests on Saturday 29, while the goal of both races will be installed in Lorca. On Sunday, the national will come to an end with the dispute of the UCI-Elite route Male Elite, who will start from Los Alcázares and who will crown the new champions of Spain in Murcia after completing four laps to a circuit of something less than e 20 kilometers around the city. The main regional and municipal authorities attended the presentation, as well as the President of the Spanish Cycling Federation, José Luis López Cerrón, the national elite road coach, Pascual Momparler, and the President of the Murcia Cycling Federation. , Sergio Martinez Ros, who also took the opportunity to unveil the official poster of this Spanish Road Championship 2019.

Friday June 28 / CRI U23 Men and Elite-U23 female / Yecla - Yecla / 21.6 km.

The Spanish Road Championship will start with the race against the clock for under23 and female elite-sub23 runners, who will compete on the same route of 21.6 kilometers.

Both cronos will start and finish in the streets of the town of Yecla , but the mollar part of them will be developed on the RM-426. The cyclists will have to complete a stretch of eight kilometers one way and many more back on this road, which presents a slight slope, before returning to Yecla to complete their participation in the time trial.

Friday June 28 / CRI Elite UCI- Men's Elite / Yecla - Yecla / 39.4 km.

The time trial for Elite UCI and Elite riders will be practically identical to what the U23 and women will have to face, with the exception that they will have higher mileage. The professionals and elites will make a larger section of the RM-426 road, after ascending and facing the subsequent return to Yecla, complete a total of 39.4 km.

Saturday June 29 / Sub23 Line Male / Archena - Lorca / 157.8 km.

The national online tests will start on Saturday with the competition for sub23, which will cover 157.8 km between Archena and Lorca. The first noteworthy difficulty they will have to save will be the Alto de la Perdiz, after whose descent they will face the climb to the Santa de Totana. Shortly after, the peloton will reach the town of Aledo, from where they will subtract 30 kilometers for the conclusion.

The final section will be composed of a long descent that will lead to the ramps of the climb to the Castle of Lorca, which is crowned 5 kilometers of goal and is called to be the key point that decides the race. Any cyclist who crowns with advantage will have everything in his favor to win the victory because until the goal awaits a very fast descent where it will be difficult to catch whoever rolls with a few seconds of rent.

Saturday June 29 / Elite Line-Sub 23 Women / Archena - Lorca / 120,7 km.

The route that awaits in the women's road race has great similarities with the one that the under23 boys will face with the exception that they will not find on their way the Alto de la Perdiz and will face a slightly softer first half of race.

The group of runners to be played the triumph will leave the climb to the Holy Totana, and within the final 30 kilometers, from where the descent that will lead to the rise to the Castle of Lorca, which will produce the movements that decide the name of the new champion of Spain.

Sunday June 30 / Elite Line UCI-Elite / Los Alcázares - Murcia / 194.9 km.

The star event of this Spanish Road Championship of Murcia, the online race for Elite UCI and Elite cyclists, will begin on Sunday at 9:00 am from Los Alcázares. The climb to Portman will be the first obstacle that the peloton will face, which will find in this initial stretch a perfect terrain for the formation of a first escape.

In the equator of the race they will have to ascend in a chained way the Puerto del Garruchal and the famous Cresta del Gallo, whose complicated descent will precede the access to the final circuit in which the race will be solved. The final 75 kilometers will be made on a route of 18.9 kilometers to whichthere will be four turns and that includes as a key point the ascent to the Sanctuary of the Fuensanta, which will rise in the opposite direction to the usual one and will pose, therefore, several horseshoe curves with a slope higher than 15% .

Landa, Valverde and Izagirre will be in the

championshipsThe national cycling elite, led by Murcian Alejandro Valverde and Alava Mikel Landa, will be present at the Spanish Championship that will take place on the last weekend of June in the region of Murcia, ha informed this Friday the selector, Pascual Momparler, in the presentation of routes.

Valverde and Landa, both of the Movistar Team, have reserved a place in this meeting in which they will find a serious resistance in the Kazakh team Astana, which will be presented with the muleño Luis León Sánchez , the Biscayan Omar Fraile and the Guipuzcoan brothers Ion and Gorka Izaguirre.

E n the presentation of stages, the president of the Murcia Cycling Federation, Sergio Martinez Ros, stressed that the national "will have the best cyclists in Spain and some of the best in the world, from Murcia will travel to France to play the Tour ".



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