Starting date of La Vuelta 2020 known
Tour of Spain 2020 starts at Utrecht and Brabant in the Netherlands on the 14th, 15th, 16th of August.
Next year, La Vuelta will start in the city of Utrecht on Friday 14th of August 2020. The second and third stage will take place on the 15th and 16th of August, when the peloton will cycle through the provinces of Utrecht and Brabant. The organiser of La Vuelta, Unipublic, announced these dates today in coordination with the Road Cycling Committee of the UCI.
In 2020, the Tour of Spain will cross no less than 34 Dutch municipalities in three days. The organisation is in the hands of the cities of Utrecht,'s-Hertogenbosch and Breda and the provinces of Utrecht and Noord-Brabant. Mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen: "It's great that there's a concrete date now. We are looking forward to making beautiful plans, for and by residents and visitors of the regions of Utrecht and Noord-Brabant.” An opinion shared by Javier Guillén, General Manager of La Vuelta. “La Vuelta Holanda will be the best way to celebrate our 75th edition. We’re very excited about the idea of organizing a new official start from abroad, and the provinces of Utrecht and Brabant are definitely the best host we could wish for”.
Festivities for and by residents
The festivities surrounding La Vuelta Holanda will start much earlier than on the 14th of August. Various activities will be organised in the municipalities to be crossed and at other locations in the province months in advance. "La Vuelta Holanda is much more than three days of top-level cycling", says Paul Depla, mayor of Breda. "It will be a wonderful celebration for and by residents, entrepreneurs and our (international) guests. It strengthens the bond between Spain and Netherlands even further."
The organization of La Vuelta Holanda is now engaged in conversation with sports clubs, schools, cultural institutions and entrepreneurs through various brainstorm-evenings for the purpose of exploring the ideas these parties have for activities surrounding the international cycling event in 2020. In terms of themes, the focus will lie on the themes of celebration, healthy urban life and sustainability.