La Vuelta Feminina 24 Presented

The Palacio de las Comunicaciones de Valencia hosted the official presentation of the route of La Vuelta Femenina 24 by Carrefour.es on Friday. The Spanish tour will be larger this year, featuring an additional stage. The race will commence on the 28th of April in Valencia and will conclude on the 5th of May at Valdesquí. Throughout its eight stages, La Vuelta will visit eight provinces in five different autonomous communities. In sporting terms, the riders will face a team time trial, one flat stage, two undulating stages, one mid-mountain stage and three mountain stages.

Unipublic presented the route in the city that will host the race’s Grand Departure. The Valencian capital, that has already hosted two La Vuelta Grand Departures in 1996 and 2002, will host the inaugural team time trial that will have the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and the Oceanogràfic as its epicentre. The second stage, departing from Buñol, will cover the interior of the Province of Valencia before delving into Castellón territory, arriving in Moncófar.

The third stage will then depart from Lucena in Castellón, before heading to Teruel in a mid-mountain stage. The following day, the race will venture into the Province of Guadalajara for the first time and depart from Molina de Aragón, before returning to the Autonomous Community of Aragon on mainly flat terrain, to enjoy the finale in its capital, Zaragoza. The race’s first mountain stage arrives with the debut of the Pyrenées in the women’s race. Following a departure from the capital city of Huesca, the peloton will climb to the Alto del Monasterio de San Juan de la Peña, a 2nd category climb, and face the final ascent to Rapitán Fort, in Jaca. The race’s second high-altitude finale will take place in the following stage that will join Tarazona, in Zaragoza and La Laguna Negra in Vinuesa, Soria. This summit, which has already featured in La Vuelta on two occasions, has already made its way into cycling history.

In the race’s final weekend, the peloton will leave Soria, departing from San Esteban de Gormaz, and return to the Province of Guadalajara, concluding at Sigüenza, with a final uphill climb that will test the most explosive riders.

The Grand Finale of this second edition of Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour.es will be held in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. First, the departure from the Distrito Telefónica will pay homage to the company’s centenary celebration, as will La Vuelta 24 in its final stage. The peloton will head to the Guadarrama Mountain Range, crossing cycling territory, with a climb of the Morcuera Mountain Pass, a 1st category climb, and the final ascent to Valdesquí, also a 1st category climb, that will crown the final winner of La Vuelta Femenina 24 by Carrefour.es

VALENCIA, BACK TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour.es will, again, have its Grand Departure in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, following its warm welcome in Torrevieja in 2023. This time, Valencia will fire the starting gun for a new edition starring the Mediterranean at the beginning of the race. 

‘Valencia is a province we know well as we have often been there with La Vuelta. We are thrilled to have our Grand Departure in Valencia, a city that shares our enthusiasm for watching La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour.es continue to grow and consolidate its position.’

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

The organisation has announced the 21 teams that will participate in La Vuelta Femenina 24 by Carrefour.es. 

13 UCI Women’s World Teams will be present at the starting line:

· AG INSURANCE – SOUDAL TEAM

· CANYON//SRAM RACING

· FDJ–SUEZ

· FENIX-DECEUNINCK

· HUMAN POWERED HEALTH

· LIDL – TREK

· LIV-AIULA-JAYCO

· MOVISTAR TEAM

· ROLAND

· TEAM DSM-FIRMENICH POSTNL

· TEAM SD WORX – PROTIME

· TEAM VISMA | LEASE A BIKE

· UAE TEAM ADQ

8 UCI Women’s Continental Teams will also participate:

· BEPINK – BONGIOANNI

· EF EDUCATION – CANNONDALE

· ENEICAT-CMTEAM

· LABORAL KUTXA – FUNDACIÓN EUSKADI

· LOTTO DSTNY LADIES

· TEAM COOP-REPSOL

· VOLKERWESSELS WOMEN’S PRO CYCLING TEAM

· WINSPACE

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