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Vuelta a España

En büyük tırmanışlar için uygun yol tutuşu

La Vuelta Sponsor

Tour de France ve Giro d’Italia'nın yanı sıra Vuelta a España, dünyanın en önemli bisiklet etkinliklerinden biridir. Bu büyüleyici rekabet, kahramanca beceriler ve yüksek riskli dramlarla dolup taşıyor. Dahası, profesyonel takvimdeki son büyük tur olarak, etkinliğin başka bir kritik yönü daha var; hırslı bir bisikletçi için dünya sahnesinde bir etki yaratmak ya da hayal kırıklığı yaratan bir sezondan geri dönmek için son büyük fırsatı temsil ediyor.

Bununla birlikte, bir katılımcı gelecek vaat eden bir genç yetenek veya deneyimli bir profesyonel (eski puanları düzeltmek isteyen) olsun, bu La Vuelta'nın organizatörlerinin işlerini onlar için kolaylaştıracağı anlamına gelmez. Öngörülemezlik ve deney yapma isteği olayı karakterize eder. Son yıllarda, peloton bitiş çizgisine yaklaşırken daha kısa etaplar, dik tırmanışlar ve öngörülemeyen arazi görüldü. Kısacası her şey olabilir.

Yarışmacılar, 24 Ağustos'ta Costa Blanca'daki pembe renkli su lagünleri Salinas de Torrevieja'da La Vuelta'nın ilk etabında sıraya girerken, Continental resmi sponsor olarak varlığını sürdürüyor. Ve 18 World Tour takımından altısı Competition Pro LTD serisinden yarış lastikleri ile yarışacak. Almanya'nın Korbach kentindeki Continental fabrikasında özen ve özveriyle el yapımı olan bu yarış lastikleri, etkileyici şekilde düşük yuvarlanma direnci ile yüksek yol tutuş ve delinme direnci sunmaktadır.


Zorlu işler için güvenli tutuş

The wheels of the pro riders aren’t the only tires emblazoned with the yellow Continental logo. The official La Vuelta vehicles for the race director, medical staff, timekeeper, and service are also equipped with special-edition passenger car tires from Continental, like the PremiumContact 6. The drivers of the official vehicles at La Vuelta have a highly demanding job, and the braking ability of their tires is of paramount importance. That's why they rely on Continental tires to ensure safety for both cars and bicycles at the event.

With Continental’s sponsorship of La Vuelta, the goal is to not only showcase our high-performance tires but also to focus attention on our Vision Zero initiative – a world without road fatalities and accidents. In this context, the race is an ideal opportunity to promote greater mutual respect between vehicle drivers and cyclists so they can share the road safely. Campaigns to “stay wider of the rider” with a distance of 1.5-meters are already gaining traction in Spain, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

Safety is a constant in our company in all areas, from specific systems of active and preventive safety, to tires for all types of vehicles, including bicycles. Being an official sponsor of La Vuelta is part of our commitment to developing high-tech products and making mobility safer for everyone.

Jon Ander García, General Manager of Continental Spain and Portugal
 

Vuelta a España 2019 / 24th August -15th September

The route

At 3,272 km in length, the 74th Vuelta a España will feature two time-trials, four hilly stages and nine mountain stages. A high number of summit finishes is a trademark feature of La Vuelta, but this year’s middle section will be especially grueling, with six summit finishes spread over eight stages. After the summits of the Pyrenes and northern Spain, the final lead through Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha into the final road stage in Madrid.

The teams

22 professional racing teams from all over the world will compete in La Vuelta. Each team will have only eight riders, bringing the total number of professional cyclists to 176. Official UCI WorldTeams like Team NEOS and Movistar Team will be present, but there will also be four wildcard teams to add a bit of spice to proceedings.

The stages

La Vuelta consists of 21 stages, plus two days of rest; one in Pau (2nd September) and one in Burgos (10th September). The official departure will be from Salinas de Torrevieja where La Vuelta will begin with an 18 km team time-trial. A second, individual time-trial of 36 km will take place in Jurançon in the second week.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR

Highlight (I): First breakaway?

The 182 km long mountain stage at Mas de la Costa at stage 7 and the extremely challenging 97 km mountain stage at Cortals d’Encamp at stage 9 will be the first highlights in the calendar of the general classification favourites. Especially stage 9 with the climb of Col de la Gallina and a new ascent to Coll d’Engolasters will be one of the crucial stages for deciding the overall classification, with climbing specialists working extremely hard to widen their margin over the time-trial specialists.


Highlight (II): Iconic scenery

On stage 13, La Vuelta will challenge the cyclists with an extremely difficult stage: four 3rd category climbs and two 2nd category climbs which are basically just a warm up exercise for the brutal finale. The HC finale with one of the most picturesque finish lines in cycling will be at the top of Los Machucos or ‘rampas inhumanas’ as the Spanish call it. The 167 km long stage will provide a test to reveal candidates with a real chance of becoming overall winner.

 

Highlight (III): Terrain for an ambush?

After all the strains of the challenging mountain stages, Stage 20 gives the teams that still have enough energy left one last chance for an ambush on the race leader. The 189 km long stage in the Gredos and Guadarrama mountains with La Vuelta’s mythical mountain passes challenges the cyclists with another 1st category climb of Puerto de Peña Negra with a very winding route before finishing with the sprint on the famous streets of Madrid.

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