Vuelta a San Juan poised to open 2021 road season

Organizers of the Vuelta a San Juan are optimistic about the continuation of the race in January 2021.

The Argentinian race will be held from 24-31 January and, despite the coronavirus situation, will have the necessary professional teams at the start.

“The government of San Juan, Governor Sergio Uñac, and the Minister of Sports all want the race to take place despite the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” race director Roberto Amadio said. “Fortunately, the number of cases in San Juan is quite low as it is an isolated region of the country. This has helped ensure that the race takes place.”

“A lot of teams are planning for 2021 and in contact,” Amadio said. “They want to get back racing, and the teams we’ve contacted have confirmed their interest. The budget has been reduced, but there will be three or four WorldTour teams and four or five ProTeams.”

According to some rumours, Deceuninck-Quick-Step and Bora-hansgrohe have already agreed to participate in the eight-day event.

The schedule has yet to be confirmed, but several stages are expected to start and end at the Circuito San Juan Villicum. Traditionally, a short time trial and a mountain ride to Alto Colorado (2,565 meters altitude) are also included in the route.

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