The Vuelta a San Juan has been confirmed for January 24-31, with at the least three WorldTour and several other main ProTeams anticipated to journey to the Argentine for the eight days of early-season racing.
Cyclingnews understands that Bora-Hansgrohe and Deceuninck-QuickStep are each more likely to experience the Vuelta a San Juan. Remco Evenepoel received the 2020 race and will make his return to racing in Argentina after his horrible crash at Il Lombardia, whereas Peter Sagan has ridden in Argentina for the final two years.
With the Tour Down Below and the Cadel Evans Nice Ocean Street Race already cancelled, the Vuelta a San Juan would be the first main race of the boys’s 2021 season, solely overlapping with the Problem Mallorca races and the Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise which historically kicks off the French calendar.
The levels have nonetheless to be confirmed however most will begin within the San Juan Villicum motor racing circuit to simplify logistics and assist shield the riders. The race historically consists of a short while trial and a mountain end on the 2,565m excessive Alto Colorado. The racing is predicted to be broadcast reside on Eurosport and different channels.
Plenty of main groups refused to face the danger of quarantine earlier than and after the races in Australia however particular provisions will probably be in place for the Vuelta a San Juan.
The race will probably be protected by a strict bubble, with riders and employees examined earlier than and in the course of the race, facilitating their journey. Riders may also have particular COVID-19 protected medical care in case of crashes or sickness.
“The San Juan authorities, the governor Sergio Uñac and the minister of sport all need the race to go forward regardless of all the issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” race director Roberto Amadio informed Tuttobiciweb, confirming data obtained by Cyclingnews.
“Happily the variety of COVID-19 circumstances in San Juan is kind of low as a result of it’s an remoted a part of the nation. That has helped make sure the race goes forward.”
Evenepoel made his skilled debut on the 2019 Vuelta a San Juan and returned final 12 months to begin a run of early season victories. Evenepoel received the 15.5km time trial after which efficiently defended his race lead on the Alto Colorado end.
“We’re planning a excessive profile race, we’re a part of the UCI Professional Collection calendar and so there will probably be WorldTour groups, ProTeams and worldwide Continental groups, in addition to the South American nationwide squad that the UCI permits to experience to assist biking in South America,” Amadio mentioned.
“Quite a lot of groups are planning for 2021 and involved they wish to get again racing. The groups we’ve contacted have confirmed their curiosity. The race price range has been lowered barely however there will probably be three and maybe 4 WorldTour groups and 4 or 5 Worldwide ProTeams. We hope to have 22 or 23 groups on the ultimate begin listing.”
Cyclingnews may have full protection of the 2021 Vuelta a San Juan.
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