CASTRO, CHILE. At 6 pm on Tuesday, March 5, the official opening of the Vuelta a Chiloé took place, an event that brought together more than 100 international runners looking for points for the upcoming Olympic Games in Kyoto2020
The activity was attended by Harry Jürgensen, Intendant of the Region; Fernando Bórquez, Governor; César Zambrano, Seremi de Hacienda; and Marcelo Bello, Seremi de Deporte. Together with the athletes of the teams that dispute the return.
The Mayor of the Region, Harry Jürgensen took the opportunity to highlight “The quality of the competition, the level of competitors, and the showcase that gives us this sporting event, will allow us to show the three islands where the race will go and show sites of relevance of the area, its culture, in addition to showing it to the world “He maintained.
With 400 kilometers to rocorrer, the Vuelta a Chiloé for the first time is located within the UCI American Tour calendar and receives great figures of the Latin American squad that come in search of points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle.
With a tour that passes through the communes of Castro, Quellón, Curaco de Vélez, Achao, Chonchi and Puqueldón, the race will feature the participation of Elias Tello (HB Media), the historic Marco Antonio Arriagada and the last champion, Matías Arriagada – both with Team PROESSA and international figures of the likes of Spanish Óscar Sevilla (Team Medellín), runner-up of the Vuelta a España 2001 and champion of the Vuelta a San Juan 2018; Fabio Duarte (Team Medellín), world champion Sub 23 in 2008; the Costa Rican Román Villalobos (Canel’s Specialized), Manuel Rodas (Selection of Guatemala)
During the presentation of the athletes, each team presented a knit for the collection of the Vuelta a Chiloé 2019. For its part, the organization presented the different official tricots
Finally, Pablo Heager, General Director of the Vuelta a Chiloé, invited the athletes to enjoy all the natural wonders offered by Chiloé in each of the stages.
Tomorrow at 10:00 am the tests begin with the patrimonial prologue of the city of Castro that has a distance of 3.2 km. The game is on Lillo Street in front of the Artisan Fair and Lillo Farmers Market heading north along the waterfront and the goal that is on Gamboa Street in front of the San Francisco Church. The departure of the cyclists is every 30 seconds. (Press Vuelta Chiloé)