The Vuelta Ciclista, the main cycling event in Uruguay, returns after the covid-19 pandemic and will have its 77th edition from April 8, within the framework of Holy Week, the newspaper El Observador announced on Monday.

The test organized by the Uruguayan Cycling Federation will start and finish in Montevideo, the nation’s capital, and the attendance of a hundred runners is expected to live a true pedal party.

It will begin on April 8, in front of the Municipality of Montevideo, and will end on Sunday, April 17, in a place yet to be confirmed. In the last editions before the pandemic, the place of arrival had been the boulevard at the height of Kibón.

It will have a total of 10 stages, plus two individual time trial tests (CRI). The test will feature three foreign teams (Funvic from Brazil, Municipality of Albardón from Argentina and EDA from Nicaragua), plus the invited Uruguayan teams.

The dates and stages are as follows:

StageDate StartFinishDistance
18 de abrilMontevideoMaldonado140 km
29 de abrilMaldonadoRocha155 km
310 de abrilAiguáVergara185 km
411 de abrilLago MerínMelo110 km
  MeloCRI8 km
512 de abrilMeloTacuarembó195 km
613 de abrilTacuarembóPaysandú190 km
714 de abrilPaysandúMercedes123 km
815 de abrilOmbúes de LavalleCRI25 km
  Ombúes de LavalleTrinidad107 km
916 de abrilAndresitoDurazno190 km