The best cycling teams in the country will be competing this weekend

The 13th edition of the Vuelta Civlista of Alicante Province ‘Gran Premio Costa Blanca’ returns this weekend to delight all cycling fans.

A total of 18 teams – 18 Spanish ones and 3 international – will be competing in this important event sponsored by the Provincial Council.

The event, promoted  by the Callosino Cycling Club will have three stages in the Under 23 Elite category. The first will take place on Friday, the 18th of May from Alicante city to the south of the province. San Fulgencio, Rojales, Formentera del Segura, Almoradí, Dolores, Catral, San Isidro, Granja de Rocamora, Cox, Callosa de Segura and Rafal are some of the municipalities on the route of this 158 kilometre course which culminates in a big finish in Orihuela.

The Provincial Deputy for Sports, Juanjo Castelló and the Director General of the event, Antonio López promised it would offer “big doses of spectacle and excitement”.

One day later, on Saturday the 19th, the cyclists will test their stamina in the stage from San Bartolomé in Orihuela to La Nucía across 148 kilometres via Dolores, Alicante, Sant Vicent del Raspeig, Mutxamel, Busot, Aigües, Relleu, Finestrat and l’Alfàs del Pi, combining the beauty of the Mediterranean coast with the landscapes of inland.

Finally, on Sunday May 20th they will compete in the 156 kilometre stage from Pilar de la Horadada to Elche including Benferri, Albatera, Algueña, Pinoso, Monóvar, Novelda and Aspe, among others.

López explained that the best teams in the country will be competing, two of them from Alicante province, and one from Israel, one from Russian and another from Andorra. He encouraged all fans of cycling to come out and enjoy this fiesta of cycling.