2017 Ruta del Sol

2024 Ruta Del Sol

February 14 - February 18 2024
Almonaster La Real Spain
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The UCI raises the category of the Andalusian round to 2HC in 2017, previous step to the World Tour

After several years chasing this category ascent and recent reforms in the official calendar, the UCI (International Cycling Union) has granted the Ruta del Sol, Tour of Andalucia raise their level Hors Categorie in 2017, previous step to World Tour .

This step is a recognition of the UCI to the Andalusian round, a decision in which it has influenced aspects such as the upward trajectory of the race, its identity as historical evidence with 62 editions under its belt, the quality offered in the organization and tours, Its media coverage and internationalization and the high level of sports participation that it already has.

Thus, classification as 2HC force the organization to house up to 70% of teams Word Tour, compared to 50% currently have. In any case, the race already had derogations granted by the UCI, in order to accommodate the high demand for Pro Teams to compete in Andalusia. This way, the Vuelta a Andalucía would enter the group of races in stages that already belong to this category, such as the Tour of Norway, the Tour de Luxembourg, the Tour of Austria, the Tour of Denmark, the Grand Tour Brittany or the Tour of Colorado and Utah in the USA.

Joaquin Cuevas, president of the Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía has shown his satisfaction. "We are delighted by the rise awarded by the UCI, which comes as a culmination of the work done throughout our history. The granting of the status 2HC is another step forward for the Ruta del Sol, putting back our sights on the next edition February Of 2017 so that the race continues to grow.This promotion is also a reward for the hundreds of thousands of spectators and fans who have supported the Ruta del Sol, an important decision for its organization and continuity in time. Which is also important, since the items destined to awards and organizational requirements are significantly increased, so we will make all the efforts within our reach with our public institutions, starting from the Junta de Andalucía and following with the Provincial Councils and Town Councils, to be the height and position marks the UCI Andalusia cycling through the main international showcase ".

2017 Ruta del Sol

Start Located At: Rincón de la Victoria, Spain
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