The Vuelta a Castilla y León will have a unique stage

The Castilian and Leonese round, which was not held in 2020, returns to the calendar on July 29 with a 182-kilometer stage starting in León and ending in Ponferrada.

The Vuelta Ciclista a Castilla y León, after the forced suspension in 2020 due to the pandemic, returns this year with the celebration of a single stage on July 29 between León and Ponferrada, with a route of 182.2 kilometers, they have reported this Tuesday sources of the organization.

The route of this 2021 will coincide with the Camino de Santiago in the jubilee year to spread the patrimonial, natural, historical and artistic wealth of Castilla y León.

The race will start from the Leonese capital at 1:30 p.m. and the runners will meet the first flying goal in La Bañeza (kilometer 44), before crossing Astorga and Santa Colomba de Somoza (kilometer 93) where the ascent to Alto de Foncebadón begins ( 1,520 meters), the only mountainous difficulty of this edition, classified in the second category, which will be crowned after 13 kilometers of ascent.

A first pass through the finish line (kilometer 134), located in front of the Ciudad de Ponferrada Hotel, will serve as the second flying goal of the day before facing the last part of the race, to meet the successor of Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy) as current winner.

The round of Castilian and Leonese has in its track record with prestigious winners such as Miguel Indurain, Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverde, among others.

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