This Tuesday, December 5, the 10-day countdown began for the Tour of Costa Rica Telecable 2023 to begin in its 57th edition, an event that will bring together 13 teams in search of providing a show for all Costa Rican fans.

Additionally, this Tuesday the Costa Rican Cycling Federation (FECOCI) took the opportunity to share with representatives of the national teams, sponsors, board members and organization.

“Extremely happy to share with the protagonists of this great event, we also take advantage of this day to officially present the trophy to the next champion of the Vuelta Costa Rica Telecable 2023,” said Óscar Ávila, president of FECOCI.

Also, the FECOCI officially presented the first trophy of a Vuelta Costa Rica after 56 editions, which will be made of brown wood and with a sculpture in the shape of a mountain symbolizing the ascents of stages, in addition the front piece would be made of metal gold color that represents triumph in sport, as well as effort, improvement and perseverance.

Finally, the main part would be silver and symbolizes the country’s overcoming historical challenges and the main element is the flag of Costa Rica.

The winner of the design, after the contest held by FECOCI months ago, was Jorge Vargas, father of three Costa Rican cyclists and manager of a transnational company, who sent his design and met the requirements to participate.

“Winning the contest gives me mixed feelings, I was happy and it made me nervous, I really didn’t believe I was going to win, I like the designs but I had never designed a trophy,” said Vargas.

On the other hand, the FECOCI recalled the teams that will be present in the 57th edition of our maximum cycling event, in total there will be seven national and six international.


7C Economy Lacoinex

Settler Bikestation Kölbi

Team Costa Frut Go Rigo Go Giant

Distributor Cruz Tecnoforest Trama

Team CMS Prefabricados San Carlos

Mena Spare Parts Coffee Cycle

BCT – Ezio Rice – Team Montoya


Colombia national team

Guatemala National Team

Canel’s Specialized (Mexico)

Movistar Best PC (Ecuador)

Global Cycling (Netherlands)

Real Estelí (Nicaragua)

“We are going to have great riders like Gerson Toc who has just won the Tour of Guatemala, Byron Guamá who was runner-up in that event, as well as high-caliber cyclists like Heiner Parra and Kenny Nijssen from Holland,” said Óscar Herrero, vice president of FECOCI. .

Finally, as a novelty for 2024, the FECOCI Board of Directors made the decision this week to place the Vuelta Costa Rica 2024 from December 13 to 22 of next year.

“After an in-depth analysis we have decided to bring it forward, in the last two editions it has been very difficult to confirm the foreign teams since they have told us that the Christmas season is for spending with the family and that is why the Board of Directors reconsidered this issue” Ávila explained.

The presentation of teams for 2023 will be next Friday, December 15 in Heredia at 6 in the afternoon. The event will have 16 flying goals distributed over the 10 days of competition, as well as 15 mountain prizes.

Below are the stages:

Saturday, December 16: Stage 1: Heredia – Cañas (151.52 kilometers)

Sunday, December 17: Stage 2: Cañas – Solarium – Liberia (160.6 kilometers)

Monday, December 18: Stage 3: Bagaces – Curubandé (CRE 41.27 kilometers)

Tuesday, December 19: Stage 4: Hilton Garden Inn Liberia – Naranjo (172.29 kilometers)

Wednesday, December 20: Stage 5: San Ramón – San Ramón (Berlin) (99.87 kilometers)

Thursday, December 21: Stage 6: National Stadium – National Stadium (111.07 kilometers)

Friday, December 22: Stage 7: San José – Pérez Zeledón (126.67 kilometers)

Saturday, December 23: Stage 8: Pérez Zeledón – Oreamuno (117.26 kilometers)

Sunday, December 24: Stage 9: Paradise – Paradise (90.95 kilometers)

Monday, December 25: Stage 10: Parque La Aurora – Parque La Aurora: (99 kilometers)