After a year 2020 marked by the Covid-19 pandemic where the cycling season was extremely affected with the suspension of multiple races due to the necessary measures that states and governments were forced to take in the face of progress and the high level of infections and deaths caused by the terrible virus.
Our continental road circuit, the América Tour, was not immune to this problem and barely managed to carry out five (5) of the fifteen (15) scheduled.
The Continental Tour of the previous season, which ended on November 8, only managed to complete the Tours to Costa Rica in December, to Táchira in January, continued with the 2.1 of Colombia in February, and sealed its route in March with the Grand Prix of Patagonia in Chile, precisely in the southern country, the calendar was interrupted when the traditional Tour of Chiloé began to be played.
At the end of the season, from October 23 to November 1, the 60th edition of the Tour of Guatemala completed the annual program.
Following these results, Team Medellín from Colombia reached the top place in the continental club classification for the second consecutive year, escorted by the U.S.A Rally Cycling and the Mexican Canel’s Pro.
TEAM CLASSIFICATION AMERICA TOUR 2020
|Rank||Name/ Nombre||Nationality/ Nación||Points / Puntos|
|3||CANEL’S PRO CYCLING||MEXICO||173|
|4||HAGENS BERMAN AXEON||U.S.A||144|
|5||ELEVATE – WEBIPLEX PRO CYCLING||U.S.A||135|
|6||COLOMBIA TIERRA DE ATLETAS GW BICICLETAS||COLOMBIA||113|
|7||TEAM NOVO NORDISK||U.S.A||95|
|8||BEST PC ECUADOR||ECUADOR||89|
|9||GIOS – KIWI ATLANTICO||U.S.A||86|
|10||EPM – SCOTT||COLOMBIA||60|
|11||AGRUPACIÓN VIRGEN DE FATIMA – SADDLEDRUNK||ARGENTINA||45|
|12||WILDLIFE GENERATION PRO CYCLING||U.S.A||36|
|13||SINDICATO DE EMPLEADOS PUBLICOS DE SAN JUAN||ARGENTINA||35|
|14||EQUIPO CONTINENTAL MUNICIPALIDAD DE POCITO||ARGENTINA||35|
|15||XSPEED UNITED CONTINENTAL||CANADA||20|
|16||CRISA – SEEI PRO CYCLING TEAM||MEXICO||14|
|18||TRANSPORTE PUERTAS DE CUYO||ARGENTINA||5|
|19||EQUIPO CONTINENTAL ORGULLO PAISA||COLOMBIA||5|
|20||EQUIPO CONTINENTAL SUPERGIROS||COLOMBIA||3|
|21||EQUIPO CONTINENTAL SAN LUIS||ARGENTINA||3|
By nations again, Colombia showed its hegemony by widely dominating the ranking, 4287.49 points, much higher than the 2155.16 of Ecuador and the 1534.71 of the U.S.A.
Only 18 of the forty-four (44) member countries of COPACI managed to accumulate points and be present on the list of nations.
The suspension of international races and the non-celebration of many National Championships in our nations conspire enormously with the obtaining of points for them.
CLASSIFICATION BY NATIONS 2020
|Rank||Country / País||Points / Puntos|
The America Tour 2021 season started on November 21 with the Central American Championship held in Chiriquí, Panama and concluded in 2020 with the International Tour of Ecuador held from 23 to 28 of the same month.
The calendar will resume in January with the Vuelta al Táchira, it will continue in February with the Colombia 2.1 and the Vuelta al Porvenir in Argentina, March-April will bring the 77th edition of the Vuelta a Uruguay and the Joe Martin Stage Race together with the Tour of the Gila, in the United States of America.
The Canadians Tour de Beauce and Delta Road Race, the Chrono Kristin Armstrong (USA), the Vuelta Ciclista a Venezuela and the Central American Games in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, will continue the calendar during May, June and July.
The month of August holds the traditional Tour of Colombia and the incorporation of a new race to the circuit, Subway3 Stage Race in the Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda.
Chile will be contesting its usual classics, the Patagonia Grand Prix and Vuelta a Chiloé in the month of October, where Guatemala should be closing the circuit with its usual Vuelta that ends in November.
Based on the experiences acquired throughout all these months in the fight against the pandemic, the implementation of health protocols by governments, we hope that the 2021 America Tour season can be carried out and completed as we all hope.