"Due to the situation of Exceptionality caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, and given the impossibility of guaranteeing optimal conditions for the development of the test in the territory, the municipalities of Porto, Matosinhos and Viseu, in agreement with Unipublic organizing company of La Vuelta, they have decided that the route of La Vuelta does not pass through Portugal ", they explained after the cancellation.
According to what MARCA has been able to know the Spanish round will return in Puebla de Sanabria . In the absence of official confirmation, all the parties involved have reached an agreement and, if nothing changes at the last minute, the day will start in Mos as planned giving a 230 km stage, much longer than initially planned (178 km). Thus a 15 stage would be buckled that would link with the other stage because it was specified that, according to our hypotheses, it would leave Salamanca to go to Ciudad Rodrigo
La Vuelta a Spain 2020, which also had to do without its departure in the Netherlands due to the pandemic, is scheduled to begin on October 20 in Iran and conclude on November 8 at the Madrid racetrack in La Zarzuela. "In a situation as exceptional as that we live, we have to be flexible and be open and prepared to make these kinds of decisions and changes. "It is a shame not to be able to visit Portugal in 2020, but we do not want that flame to go out: we will keep alive the relationships and ties that we have been weaving and we will feed them in the future to be able to return to this country that has treated us so well, "noted last month Javier Guilln general director of the race.
From here to 10 days, as confirmed since LaVuelta a MARCA , will offer the entire tour in full officially. That s, as usual, everything is still pending the odious tagline "as long as the pandemic and the health authorities allow it."