With a press meeting held in the Cruce de Los Andes Hall, of the Civic Center, yesterday the 39th edition of the Tour of San Juan was presented, the UCI PRO-Series category competition, which is the highest level that It will be held in America, and will feature several of the best cyclists in the world peloton, the same ones who will be the protagonists of epic days in the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France or the Vuelta a España in the middle of the year.

“Everything is better in San Juan.” With that phrase, the Secretary of Sports, Jorge Chica, presented the International Tour of San Juan, which will take place from January 22 to 29 in the province. All the eyes of the world will once again be on the local geography.

Juan Esteban Curuchet, president of UCRA, made reference to all the good things that happened in 2022 in San Juan, Argentino and Pan-American; and the confirmation of the venue for the 2025 World Track Championships at the new Vicente Chancay velodrome.

The governor, Sergio Uñac, highlighted the work they have done over all these years to keep the cycling culture alive. “The cyclists are the true protagonists and they make the Vuelta have that passion that reaches the whole world,” he commented.

The president stressed that it is one of the most important tours of the American continent. “Sport for me is the challenge of managing the province of San Juan. I believed from the very beginning that it should be an obligation to society. I had the privilege of thinking about it and practicing it. What I dreamed of was surpassed by reality,” he mentioned. .

“The world sets its eyes on San Juan. Before it was a job to make them (cyclists) come and today they see it as an opportunity,” he said. Uñac highlighted the work he has with Chica when planning homework and sports activities. “I think that we are predisposed to live a great Tour. With the time that has elapsed that we could not have it, it will be the best, the 39th edition”, he commented.

During the activity, a video was projected where the routes of each of the seven stages could be observed, as well as messages from world-famous cyclists who sent their messages to the fans of San Juan, including world champion Remco Evenepoel, and no less stars Peter Sagan, Filippo Ganna, Sam Bennet, Egan Bernal and Fernando Gaviria.

Source: www.tiempodesanjuan.com