Gaviria, Sagan, Alaphilippe and Evenepoel Headline Vuelta San Juan
24 teams including 6 World Tour teams will race seven stages from January 26 to February 2 in Argentina
The German team, BORA hansgrohe will arrive in San Juan with Slovakian Peter Sagan as the favorite for the sprint stages. Sagan is not expected to ride the Tour Down Under in Australia and so will likely begin his 2020 season in Argentina. The Vuelta a San Juan will also host one of Sagan's Fondo rides on January 30.
Belgium outfit Deceuninck Quick Step, will field sprint ace Julian Alaphilippe who finished second overall and last year's Remco Evenepoel. The latter debuted in professional cycling this year in the Argentina last year winning the Gren Jersey holder.
Alapillippe finished second behind Movistar's Winner Anacona. The Frenchman laid the foundations for his incredible 2019 season in Argentina and then Colombia and is following a similar build-up for 2020.
UAE Team Emirates will compete with the dynamic duo Fernando Gaviria and Maximiliano Richeze.
Israel Cycling Academy will debut as a top world tour team and the Spanish outfit Movistar will race for the third consecutive year, but it remains to be seen who will lead the squad.
Five Continental Professional teams are taking part, three teams are from Italy. EL Bardiani CSF, Androni Giocattoli and Neri Sottoli. One from Spain, the Euskadi Foundation and one from the United States, UHC Cycling Rally.
Nine continental teams will take part with five San Juan teams taking part; Civil Association Agrupación Virgen de Fátima, Puertas de Cuyo, Municipality of Rawson, Municipality of Pocito and SEP San Juan.
Amore & Vitta from Latvia, Sporting Tavira from Portugal and Colombians GW Shimano and Medellin Inder take past, with four selections completing the payroll of 24 teams.
The first stage will begin and end at the Bicentennial Theater after a tour of the province's levees.
The second stage will begin and end on Route 40, in front of the Sports City.
The third stage will be an individual time trial of 15 kilometers, ending on top of the Punta Negra Dam.
The fourth stage will be the traditional stage on Route 150 from Jáchal to Valle Fértil.
The fifth stage will begin in Caucete and culminate on top of the Alto Colorado.
The sixth stage will start and end at the San Juan Villicum Circuit after a visit to the Difunta Correa.
The seventh stage will be the traditional circuit of the Avenida de Circunvalación where they will complete nine laps.
Accompanying the The Tour of San Juan is the Sagan Fondo on Thursday, January 30.