The Vuelta a San Juan has introduced that Peter Sagan, Julian Alaphilippe, Fernando Gaviria and Remco Evenepoel will all go back to Argentina for the early-season race in 2020. The Vuelta a San Juan isn’t a part of the UCI WorldTour however manages to lure a number of big-name riders each and every 12 months, providing a low-key however heat climate begin to the season.
The seven levels, held between January 26-February 2, will once more be centralised round San Juan in northern Argentina, east of the Andes, with a 15km time trial to the threshold of the Punta Negra Dam more likely to be decisive, in conjunction with the mountain end to Alto Colorado.
The organisers of the Vuelta a San Juan showed that 5 WorldTour groups will go back and forth to Argentina: Bora-Hansgrohe, Deceuninck-QuickStep, UAE Group Emirates, Israel Biking Academy and Movistar. ProTeams come with Bardiani-CSF, Androni Giocattoli, Neri Sottoli, Rally from the US, Fundacion Orbea from the Basque Nation, whilst native Continental groups and 4 nationwide groups from Argentina, Russia, Italy, and Uruguay whole the peloton.
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Sagan isn’t anticipated to trip the Excursion Down Underneath in Australia and so will most probably start his 2020 season in Argentina. With the Giro d’Italia already on his agenda, he’s more likely to race much less in January and February and March ahead of focused on the Classics in April. The Vuelta a San Juan may also host one in all Sagan’s Fondo rides on January 30.
Alapillippe completed 2nd total on the 2019 Vuelta a San Juan in the back of Winner Anacona (Movistar). The Frenchman laid the principles for his unbelievable 2019 season in Argentina after which Colombia and turns out prepared to apply a equivalent build-up for 2020.
Evenepoel made his skilled debut along Alaphilippe however will go back in 2020 as an total contender after confirming his attainable with victories on the Clasica San Sebastian, the Excursion of Belgium and the Ecu time trial championships. The rolling 15km time trial to Punta Negra Dam may just permit him to realize sufficient time so he can protect any lead at the lengthy climb to Alto Colorado. Gaviria received two levels on the 2019 Vuelta a San Juan and can go back along with his depended on leadout guy Max Richeze after the Argentinean left Deceuninck-QuickStep to enroll in him at UAE Group Emirates. Gaviria struggled in 2019 because of a knee damage however gave the impression again to his absolute best when he ended his 2019 marketing campaign with two wins on the Excursion of Guangxi in China.
The organisers mentioned Movistar has nonetheless to verify its group chief for the race. Then again Nairo Quintana won’t go back in 2020 after shifting to Arkea Samsic. He was once anticipated to trip in Argentina however just lately showed he’ll make his debut with the French group at house within the Colombia 2.1 race.
Cyclingnews will once more be in Argentina for the Vuelta a San Juan, with complete protection of the racing, information and unique interviews.