2020 La Vuelta Peloton will have to Walk part of Route through a Church on Foot
Riders who take part in the 2020 Vuelta a Espana next year will have to walk a small part of the course on foot it has been revealed
During the neutralization of the third stage, the peloton will walk through the Grote Kerk, the Brabant city has announced. Breda is the starting and finishing place for that stage.
The start of the stage is near the Castle of Breda, where the riders have to cross a bridge one by one. The neutralization therefore goes through the city center and through the Great Church, also known as the Church of Our Lady.
“La Vuelta 2020 is a unique opportunity to present our beautiful Breda to the world,” says sports councilor Daan Quaars van Breda to Omroep Brabant. “We have carefully compiled a beautiful route along the highlights of Breda. And to top it all, the Tour of Spain does not go past the church, but through the church. “
After the passage through the church, the 194-kilometer stage goes through West Brabant, including Baarle-Nassau, Gilze and Rijen, Dongen, Bergen op Zoom, Woensdrecht, Roosendaal, Rucphen and Etten-Leur. The finish is at the Chasséveld in Breda.
The first three stages of the 2020 Vuelta will be held in the Netherlands, starting in Utrecht with a team time trial on Friday, August 14.
This will be the fourth time the Vuelta has started outside Spain and the second start in the Netherlands, following the 2009 Vuelta a España. In hosting the start of the race, Utrecht will be the first city to host stages of all three grand tours.
The second stage goes from Den Bosch to Utrecht and the trip to the Netherlands ends with the Breda ride.
The race will end with a final stage in Madrid on Sunday the 6th of September.
The full 2020 La Vuelta will be revealed on December 18th.