The Guatemalan Cycling Federation officially launched the first International Tour of the Bicentennial 2022, the first major international event of the season in that Central American country, which will take place from March 23 to 27.

The competition will be held with all the requirements for these contests and will tour the departments of Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Jutiapa, Sacatepéquez, Escuintla, Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu, Quetzaltenango, Sololá and Chimaltenango.

There will be the participation of teams from Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. As indicated by the president of the federation, Estuardo Rodríguez, the Bicentennial International Tour will also have all the measures and protocols established by the health authorities.

Details of the International Tour of the Bicentennial 2022

So far, the presence of 15 teams for the Bicentennial International Tour has been confirmed, ten of them are from Guatemala and five are foreigners. The national participants would be: the San Marcos Association, Decorabaños, the Chimaltenango Association, Hino-One-La Red, the Quetzaltenango Association, the Guatemalan Army, Ópticas Deluxe, Teo Totonicapán, Pinturas Celco, and the Quiché Association.

For their part, the international clubs confirmed to date are: Team Medellín (Colombia), Canel’s Pro Cycling (Mexico), Banco Guayaquil (Ecuador), Carithos Bakery (Costa Rica) and the Panamanian National Team.

The official route will be 619.4 kilometers, which will be divided into a total of five stages. In addition, it was confirmed that the queen stage will be the third, starting from Escuintla and ending in Quetzaltenango.

Stage I

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Distance: 128.5km

Route: San José Pinula, Guatemala — Jutiapa

Stage II

Date: Thursday, March 24

Distance: 135.6km

Route: Magdalena Milpas Altas, Sacateoéquez — Tecpán, Chimaltenango — Old City

Stage III

Date: Friday, March 25

Distance: 144.5km

Route: Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla — Almolonga, Quetzaltenango — Cerro El Baúl, Quetzaltenango

Stage IV

Date: Saturday March 26

Distance: 125.5km

Route: San Francisco El Alto, Totonicapán — Salcajá Circuit, Quetzaltenango — Piedra María Tecún, Totonicapán

Stage V

Date: Sunday March 27

Distance: 85.3km

Route: San Pablo La Laguna, Sololá — Tecpán, Chimaltenango