With the presence of five teams from San Juan and the privilege of also having the champion of the International Tour of San Juan, Miguel Ángel “Supermán” López will begin this Wednesday the International Tour to Catamarca, in Argentina.
This contest that will debut in the country is inserted in category 2.2 for the International Cycling Union. The initial day will begin with the presentation of the teams, while on Thursday the action will begin with the first of the four stages.
The test will have a total of 23 teams from 10 different countries. The presence of “Supermán” López stands out, who will arrive with Team Medellín from Colombia, also accompanied by Colombian Oscar Sevilla, another of the great figures that will grace the peloton.
There will also be the selections of Italy and Uruguay. The international teams Universe Cycling Team from the Netherlands, Team Banco Guayaquil and Movistar Best PC (Ecuador); Panama Culture and Values; Papa John’s (Chile); Pio Rico (Bolivia); Swift Carbon Pro Cycling (Brazil).
Gremios por el Deporte, Municipalidad de Pocito, SEP-San Juan, Municipalidad de Rawson and Chimbas Te Quiero will be the San Juan continental clubs on the Catamarcan routes, while the Mani Zabala team will be the sixth team from San Juan to arrive at the event .
The five continentals together with the Rower San Luis will occupy the Continental category places. While Maní Zabala together with the Municipality of Belén, Catamarca Capital, Valle Viejo and the Municipality of Córdoba Venzo will go as national guests.
The competition will officially start on Thursday with a stage that will pass through the valleys of Ambato, Route 1, to the north of the city, through the El Jumeal dam culminating in Rodeo, while on Friday the 118.3-kilometer stage will go from Poman to Huillapima.
Saturday will be the queen stage of 99.8 kilometers, starting in Pomán, going through the pronounced curves of El Portezuelo. Finally, on Sunday, the closing will take place with a 138-kilometer stage on a circuit on Avenida Bicentenario.
This first edition of the International Tour to Catamarca will start this Thursday and will last until Sunday. It will be a test that, in addition to distributing UCI points, will serve as a prelude to the Tour of Formosa, which will begin next week and will have the presence of almost the same teams that will compete in Catamarca.
Source: Cuyo Newspaper