La Vuelta returns to Benidorm to travel ten and a half kilometers in its municipal area in the second stage
Elite cycling returns this summer to Benidorm. This has been announced this morning by the mayor, Toni Pérez, during the presentation of the second stage of La Vuelta that will departure from the city on August 25. In the presentation of the stage the provincial deputy of Sports, Juan José Castelló and the director of the Vuelta 2019, Javier Guillén, have been present. In this second stage 10.5 km will be toured through the municipality crossing Poniente area, and then go to the mountainous interior of the province to return to the coast, 193 km later, to finish in Calpe.
"La Vuelta," Toni Pérez said, "returns to Benidorm", with the "passion" of a second stage in which the city "will be able to host sport at the highest level" with the "high promotional value" that this entails. The mayor thanked the Provincial Council of Alicante and its president, César Sánchez, the "vision" they have had "entrusting the promotion of the province in an organization like La Vuelta" which, in addition, "always has the city of Benidorm as one of its most powerful stage. "
The second stage of La Vuelta 2019 "which is ours", pointed out Pérez, is "very complete". With a tour "around Marina Alta and Marina Baixa, covering almost the entire region." Toni Pérez has confirmed the city's total support for the event. "What we have to do is to support it from Benidorm so that the pack and the entire organization are magnificently welcomed."
For his part, Juan José Castelló has emphasized "the firm commitment of the Provincial Council" with sport in general and with La Vuelta and its organization in particular. " A cycling event that this year will play three stages in Alicante. A commitment to elite cycling that "enhances the values transmitted by athletes" and sports tourism that provides the "seasonally adjusted effect of the tourist season", sometimes anticipating it and sometimes lengthening it, "through which -the councillor of Sports has said- we generate wealth, economy, employment and new opportunities for the municipalities.
Finally, Javier Guillen said that "for us to be in Benidorm is a responsability " because "we wanted to put in value the tourist jewels of the province." In fact, it is the locality of the province that has been more times start and finish in the cycling event. The director of La Vuelta wanted to highlight "an incontestable fact", Benidorm is the only one that "competes with Madrid or Barcelona". On the other hand, from the organization, they have clarified that brokers want to come to Benidorm "for the weather, for travelling and also for the quality of their hotels", which have a great advantage: "they are very competitive," he said, regarding quality and price, which is considerd very positively by the teams ".