The tenth edition of La Vuelta Junior Cofidis will be in 2021

The La Vuelta organization has announced that this initiative will not take place in 2020 to guarantee the well-being of students, parents and teachers in the current situation.


The Vuelta Junior Cofidis will not be held in 2020. The Vuelta announced on Tuesday the postponement of the tenth edition to 2021 due to the current situation in Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From La Vuelta they point out that the current situation "has triggered a whole change of priorities in Spanish schools with the aim of preserving the health of students and avoiding the appearance and spread of outbreaks", therefore, to "guarantee the welfare of students, parents and teachers ", the organizers have decided to move the celebration of the tenth La Vuelta Junior Cofidis to next year. In this way, the first test of the next edition will take place on August 14 in 2021 in Burgos, where the great start of La Vuelta 2021 will take place, coinciding with the VIII Centenary of the Burgos cathedral.

Cofidis leads the La Vuelta Junior Cofidis project as the main sponsor of La Vuelta. An initiative that involves each year more than 25,000 boys and girls from all over Spain, aged between 8 and 12 years. It is a pedagogical and sports project, whose main objective is to encourage good eating habits, sports practice and road safety among the little ones. The Association of Professional Cyclists (ACP), the Young Sports Foundation of the Higher Sports Council, Unipublic (organizing company of La Vuelta), the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) of the Ministry of the Interior and the Alberto Contador Foundation also collaborate in it .

Through the so-called Cycling Classrooms, young people learn and put into practice values such as respect, effort and teamwork. At the end of this first theoretical phase, the more than 1,500 boys and girls who each year participate in one of the 10 stages of La Vuelta Junior Cofidis are selected. In each heat, the participants travel the last kilometer of the flat-ending stages of La Vuelta, living for one day one of the great dreams of any professional cyclist.

The latest edition of this program included the incorporation of the Alberto Contador Foundation to the list of entities promoting the project, as well as the launch of a road safety education campaign, led by Luis Ángel Maté (Cofidis team cyclist) and the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) .

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