2020 Vuelta will be the best in history, says race director

Vuelta a Espana race director Javier Guillen isn’t just hopeful of running the 2020 edition, he’s hoping it will be “the best in history”.

“It’s a new set of circumstances,” Guillen told Spanish news agency EFE. “But the whole Vuelta team is working with motivation, and with the idea that the Vuelta will go ahead.

“We have to be prepared. For that reason, I’m transmitting excitement and motivation in these difficult times, and I can assure you that we are all more coordinated and united than ever. We want to put on a great Vuelta 2020 – the best in history.”

More than 3,000 people have died in Spain from the coronavirus and the country is currently on lockdown.

“I’m worried by everything that’s happening, but above all from a human point of view,” added Guillen.

“It’s an exceptional, unheard of, unprecedented situation. From here, I’m trying to comply with the established measures, which are necessary, and I’m using work as therapy.

“We’re discovering new things, such as videoconferencing technology, and we’re working with a new ideas committee with motivation and imagination.”

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