The CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta 2020 will consist of three stages and will take place between the 6th and 8th of November. The race, which closes the women’s World Tour season, will feature an additional day of competition, thus consolidating its position as one of the professional calendar’s most important women’s races.
Unipublic, the race organiser, and CERATIZIT Group as its main sponsor, consolidate their commitment to women’s cycling at its highest level. For this reason, the race will extend beyond the borders of the Autonomous Community of Madrid – the territory that has hosted every single edition of the race in its entirety since its foundation in 2015.
In its three first editions (2015, 2016 and 2017), the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta, consisted of one linear stage through Madrid’s city centre. In 2018 and 2019, the race added a new time trial stage that took place in the locality of Boadilla del Monte. In 2020, following the uninterrupted growth dynamic that it has maintained since its creation, the race will add one more day of competition, resulting in a total of three stages and will change its name in order to break ties with its geographic location, therefore, expanding its horizons.
Ramiro Bengochea, General Director of CERATIZIT Ibérica, wished to highlight that this is “the next logical step for a race that has experienced consistent growth”. At CERATIZIT, “we have been supporting women’s cycling for years. It would make no sense not to make this extra effort now, when the discipline needs us most”, he explained.
On his part, Javier Guillén, General Director of Unipublic, pointed out that “we are currently living in very uncertain times in every aspect, even in sports”. “This health crisis has affected cycling at every level: men’s, women’s and grassroots cycling alike. With that in mind, we feel it is our responsibility and our obligation to do what we can to help the sport that has given us so much. We believe in this race and we wish to continue to grow together”, he concluded.
With the dates now confirmed by the International Cycling Union’s new calendar, the organisation is now working on designing the race’s itinerary, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.
More information about the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta: www.challengebylavuelta.com