The Vuelta a Murcia is postponed from February to May 21 and 22

If the dates are confirmed, it will be played after the rounds of Asturias, Madrid and Mallorca, also set for May, and will coincide with the Giro.

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The 41st Cycling Tour of the Region of Murcia, scheduled for February 12 and 13, has been postponed due to the coronavirus to the weekend of May 21 and 22, according to the Club Murciano Organizador de Carreras Ciclistas, responsible for the sole international sporting event of that community.

"It is already certain that we will not organize the test in February because it cannot be and we have asked the Professional Cycling Council to do it that weekend in May and we do not believe that there will be problems for it to be so", indicates Francisco Guzmán, general director of the Murcian round. This council will transfer the request received to the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC). If the dates are confirmed, it will be played after the rounds of Asturias, Madrid and Mallorca, also set for May, and will coincide with the Giro d'Italia, which will cause some of the riders who were to be in Murcia to fall off the bill.

"It is inevitable, although the main thing for those of us who organize it is that there be a race and it should not be lost in this difficult year for everyone. We want to continue with this event for another year and although it is a shame to have to modify the plans, it is What should we do, bearing in mind that there are other issues that are more important than sport, "says Guzmán.

16 teams in the World Tour category had already confirmed their presence and it was going to have one of the most important participations in the history of this event, which now "will suffer, as is logical, because the Giro will attract many riders, but is that there were no more dates available. We want all Murcians to come, with Alejandro Valverde at the helm, as it will surely be his last year as a professional, and to give him the tribute he deserves in his land, although it will depend on his calendar. Also Luis León Sánchez, Rubén Fernández, José Joaquín Rojas and Miguel Ballesteros, who have signed for Electro Hiper Europa ", comments.

It also states that all the town councils that had shown interest in being the starting point or goal "see the change well" and "continue to show their support", as well as Banco Sabadell, the main sponsor, and the General Directorate of Sports of the autonomous community, whose presence It is key to maintaining a budget of around 200,000 euros.



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