Calp will host on the 2nd February the finishing line of one of the stages of the Valencian Cycling Tour, so announced this morning in the Assembly Hall the councillor for Sports, Ana Sala, who has been accompanied by Angel Casero, Director of the Vuelta Ciclista Comunidad Valenciana, Joaquim Martí, Regional Manager of Banco Sabadell, Jan Van Parijs, Councillor for Tourism and Severo Rodríguez, President of the Calpe Cycling Club.
The Calp stage will consist of a 30-kilometer time trial from Poble Nou de Benitatxell, which will run along the southern coast of the Marina Alta and end at Constitución Square. 175 runners from 25 teams will take part in this sporting event that renews Calp's close relationship with cycling sports.
The councillor for sports has highlighted the cycling tradition in the town that last year was the finishing line of the Tour of Spain. Ana Sala has shown her satisfaction "for hosting this tour that dates back to 1929 and returns with force after some interruption to become one of the oldest sports events in the Valencian Community".
The councillor for tourism, Jan Van Parijs, has mentioned the impact of cycling tourism especially in the middle season and the proliferation of tourism companies that offer accommodation and cycling packages.
Joaquim Martí, Regional Manager of Banco Sabadell, has expressed his satisfaction "for supporting an exciting event that has so much history and represents values with which we identify. We want to be a financial reference but also a social reference in the Valencian Community".
Ángel Casero, Director of the Vuelta, thanked the Town Council for its support and stressed that it is expected that more than 5 million viewers enjoy the tour on television. The president of the Cycling Club Calpe has also thanked "the support to these events that are an incentive for the younger cyclists."