La Volta launches 'strerrato' stage and aspires to the World Tour category

"We need more sponsors and a little more investment to be able to make that leap, but we will fight to achieve it," said Ángel Casero, director of the VCV.


The Volta Ciclista a la Comunitat Valenciana Gran Premi Banc Sabadell has released the first details of the 2022 test at the Banc Sabadell Business HUB Space and took stock of the 72nd edition, marked by the effects of the pandemic, but year in that which they were able to grow in terms of media impact favored by the forced change of dates. In this way, the Volta was developed from April 14 to 18, although this edition will return to the traditional February date.

Despite not having confirmed the days with the International Cycling Union (UCI), the management announced that the route will pass through the three provinces of the Valencian Community: "It will begin in Castellón, with a Queen Stage in Alicante and will end in Valencia", Angel Casero assured. Last edition, due to the limitations of COVID-19, the test was developed between Elche and Valencia.

The novelty goes through a section of (dirt road) in the Reina de Alicante Stage, "in a stop where a race has never come before" with another three kilometers on asphalt. At the end of July they await the confirmation of the dates to return to February, while until September the stages will not be closed and it is expected that in October the Volta will be practically closed.

The aspiration of the Volta Ciclista to the Valencian Community Gran Premi Banc Sabadell is to make the leap to the World Tour category at the end this year with the UCI Pro Series contract, for this Casero pointed out that "we need more sponsors and a little more investment to be able to make that leap, but we will fight to achieve it. " In that sense, "what we are trying is to do six stages: two per province. Hopefully it will be short-term and not long-term," he added.

In 2022, on the other hand, the Vuelta Féminas will once again be held with a one-day stage with the same route as the men's. In this sense, Ángel Casero explained that “three years ago we started with the Vuelta Féminas, we were pioneers in giving as a prize the same economic amount as a men's race and we want to continue with it.”

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