Torrevieja, in the cycling heart of the Costa Blanca
February 28 th 2023 - 19:30 [GMT + 1]
Water is, probably, the natural element that has had the greatest impact on Torrevieja’s history - from the spectacular characteristic pink colour of Torrevieja’s Salt Lake to the Mediterranean water of its coastline and the renowned Molino del Agua Natural Area. It also plays an important part in the area’s biodiversity and natural wealth. The Via Verde (or Greenway) emerged from its earliest origins, running along the ancient railway, and today invites visitors to immerse themselves in nature, be it on foot or on a bike.
Like the Official Departure of La Vuelta 19, the Costa Blanca, and Torrevieja in particular, will once again be the starting point for the Spanish Tour – in this case, for the very first edition of the women’s race. The Costa Blanca’s natural wealth consists of its 170 coves and beaches, its pre-coastal summits, its beautiful historical centres and its unfailing sunshine, that shines bright for over 300 days a year.
Each year, during the preseason period, the Costa Blanca is home to the majority of the professional peloton’s teams. Its great weather, its very particular orography consisting of peaks and valleys, its sea and its mountains all make the Levante area an ideal training location for elite riders, who can rev their engines and prepare for the season ahead in a truly idyllic setting. The Autonomous Community of Valencia will, once again, open its doors to the cycling world and become the first to host the Official Departure of La Vuelta Femenina.