Presented venues and route of the Spanish Championship

Cazorla, La Iruela, Úbeda and Baeza will be the four towns in the province of Jaén that will host the event on August 21, 22 and 23.


The towns of Cazorla, La Iruela, Úbeda and Baeza will be the venues for the Spanish Championship of Road Cycling in Jaén 2020, which will be held on August 21, 22 and 23,

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The headquarters of the Diputación de Jaén was this morning the stage chosen for the presentation of the Spanish Championship. The act has had the participation of the president of the Diputación de Jaén, Francisco Reyes; the deputy for Culture and Sports, Ángel Vera; the president of the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation, José Luis López Cerrón; that of the Andalusian Federation, Manuel Rodríguez; and the men's elite national team for road cycling, Pascual Momparler, as well as the mayors and councilors of the different localities organizing the championship.

The president of the Provincial Council of Jaén has underlined "the attractiveness" of a tour "that reaches two of the most important enclaves in the province from a tourist point of view: the World Heritage cities, Úbeda and Baeza; and the park native of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, the largest in Spain and the second largest in Europe. " In this regard, he highlighted the promotion that this competition will provide "to a province with extensive experience in holding cycling tests and full of very attractive locations to practice this sport." At the same time, it has had an impact on the economic return that it will mean at the hotel occupancy level during this weekend for participating cyclists, technical teams, the press and the public: "It is an added value of this sport, which also generates wealth and employment in a moment of special difficulty ".

For his part, López Cerrón wanted to thank the Jaén Provincial Council for its commitment to cycling: "The province of Jaén can boast of having a great attraction for cycling: good weather, areas in which to ride quietly, mountain areas ... a cycling combination that makes our sport can be enhanced in the best way in these beautiful lands. In addition, the four headquarters towns perfectly represent the distinctive 'Jaén, Inner Paradise', a brand that guarantees a land with a splendid tourist attraction ".

The president of the RFEC has also made reference to the sporting quality of the event "because the presence of the best riders on the national scene, a few days before the start of the Tour de France, will be a great incentive for all fans, in addition to leading a huge media power with a national, but also international following. " Similarly, Manuel Rodríguez, president of the Andalusian Cycling Federation and 1st Vice President of RFEC, has pointed out "the importance for Jaén and Andalusia of hosting an event of this magnitude, with athletes of international stature who will offer a beautiful show. In addition , the Championship will serve to value in a tourist way a land like Jaén that has enormous natural and heritage wealth. "

The Spanish Championship will start on Friday, August 21 with an individual time trial starting in Cazorla and arriving in La Iruela. In the morning the female and sub23 men's tests will be held with a distance of 29.4 km., While in the afternoon as usual the test for professionals will take place with a long distance of 48 km.

In the words of the national coach and route designer, Pascual Momparler, "a very tough and demanding time trial is expected, in which the runners will have to regulate a lot and know the race very well, since at the end there is a small port that has already It was the end of the stage in La Vuelta España 2015 ".

On Saturday 22 the online tour will be held for elite and sub23 women and for the sub23 men. Unlike in previous years, the morning session will serve to proclaim the new female champions of Spain, who will have to face 104 kilometers starting in Úbeda and arriving in Baeza.

The men's U23 event, already in the afternoon, also starting in Úbeda and arriving in Baeza, will consist of a 159 km route. As Pascual Momparler points out, "the routes are still subject to modifications due to factors such as the weather, which may have an impact on us having to vary them" .

Already on Sunday and as a culmination will end the championship with the dispute of the UCI Elite and Men's Elite event. In the same way that the Saturday day, the riders will leave Úbeda and arrive in Baeza, circling a circuit to complete a total of 184 kilometers, with Alejandro Valverde trying to defend his 2019 crown.

Momparler wanted to influence the hardness and attractiveness of the online test: "We have decided to make a world-class circuit format, with 25 kilometers and 500 meters of difference in altitude per lap. It will be a tough, beautiful and atypical Championship for the heat, in which you are going to enjoy a lot, especially by the fans, "says the National coach.



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