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Until February 3 it will be held in the small province of Argentina, the first major race of the year
The international cycling calendar officially began with the Tour of San Juan, the first annual event with international ICU 2.1 category, which will run until next February 3, and which brings together the cream of the cycling sport. The colorful city of Argentina welcomes the international squad. From LatinAmerican Post we make and exclusive analysis and we tell you the most relevant details arising from this competition.
Read in english: Argentina: estos son los detalles de la Vuelta a San Juan
In the first place, it must be said that this tour is not just a modern event since it has a rich history with 36 years of existence. According to the official page of the race, "it could be said that the Tour of San Juan was born great, and like the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, it was created in a journalistic medium very inserted in the population as in these struggles were L'Equipe and La Gazzetta D'ello Sport respectively. In the case of San Juan, it emerged from the offices of the owners and announcers of Deportes de LV1 Radio Colón, who with the aim of emulating the great ones of Europe started the fair 36 years ago " .
However, despite great efforts and keep it in time, it was only a few years ago when the event received the international category it deserved. This, after the extinction of the Tour of San Luis and the decline of the Tour of Táchira (both made by these dates). In addition, supported by the positive impact of the communicational field recently experienced by Latin American cycling, aspects that allowed him to receive some of the great teams of the world, which come to Argentina to prepare the most demanding part of his calendar.
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A journey to the height
As indicated by the portal Esciclismo.com, as in 2018, the test will consist of seven stages and a day of rest, and once again, the overall classification will be decided on an individual time trial and the stage 'reigns' in Colorado, with an end at more than 2700 meters of altitude.
It should also be noted that during the rest day there will be a Great Fund Stage with the presence of Filippo Pozzato, Juan Antonio Flecha and the Olympic champion Juan Curuchet, which will be broadcast, as well as the entire race, through television, to more than 150 countries on five continents and in more than 20 languages.
One of the most striking aspects of this competition, according to the own portal of the organization, is the high level of teams in dispute. In total there are seven national teams (Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Brazil), six world tour teams (Bora, Dimension Data, Quick Step, Movistar, Lotto Soudal, UEA), five pro-continental (Androni, Nipo, Caja Rural, Selle Italia, Israel Cycling), and nine continental (Medellin Team, Biesse-Race, Sporting Tavira, Beltrami, Star Cycling, Pocito, Mardán, Virgin of Fatima and Rawson We Are All), those present at the fair.
We can not fail to mention some of the figures cited in competition, including three-time world champion Peter Sagan, the Colombian stars Nairo Quintana and Fernando Gaviria, the eternal British sprinter Mark Cavendish , the last mountain champion of the Tour de France Julian Alaphilippe and the Ecuadorian locomotive Richard Carapaz, all called to shine in the event.
With this previous one the dispute of this pedaling gala is served, which only remains to say it will serve as a power meter for some of the participants, especially the European circuit, who from this competition will test their abilities for this 2019 and will be identifying for that are really made It happened in past editions, who began shining in the Latin American circuit, call Tour of San Luis, Vuelta a San Juan, and more recently Colombia Oro y Paz, ended up being successful in their season of the old continent.
LatinAmerican Post | Freddy González
Translated from: ' Argentina: estos son los detalles de la Vuelta a San Juan'