Vuelta a Burgos 2020: Cycling returns between cottons in the Vuelta a Burgos

Israel Start-Up Nation runners before EFE start

The great cycling returned and he did it in Spain through a Back to Burgos who had never before boasted of such an important participation. He did it under great security measures and after the tireless work of an organization that is giving up on itself so that the round can be played.

Cycling, like many things in our lives, has changed. From early in the morning the Burgos cathedral He witnessed the arrival of fans who were beginning to crowd on the outskirts of the podium prepared for the presentation of the teams. At 10:45 the first cyclists began to arrive to kick off a signature control that reopens a season that was paralyzed by the coronavirus in early March. Runners and fans looked forward to it.

Dressed in the mask and keeping the safety distance, the fans filled the plaza of the cathedral. To do this, a single entrance was enabled with a single entrance and one exit, a small corridor through which fans could pass after pouring hydroalcoholic gel into their hands. For his part, the cyclists, with their masks on and taking extreme precautions, parked the bikes and before going up to the drawer they were required to go through a stand where they took their temperature.

However, in the appearance of the Israel Start-Up Nation group, only five runners showed up after the last minute losses of Itamar Einhorn and Alex Dowsett, that being in contact with your partner Omer Goldstein (absent in Burgos and who had tested positive in a PCR test), the team decided to dispense with them and not line them up in the Burgos round despite the fact that they had both tested negative.

It was a first scare that did not stop the wheels from turning again. Before the start, a minute of silence was observed by the victims. And to end the new protocol, a couple of minutes before the riders started pedaling, the members of the organization collected the masks with garbage cans to make way for the countdown that the race speaker verbalized, Juan Mari Guajardo.

Daniel de la Rosa, Mayor of Burgos, was excited at the exit. “It is a very special race in which we have worked together with the Provincial Council of Burgos and the health authorities so that he could get ahead. It is important to highlight the high level of the test with some of the most important cyclists on the international circuit. We have converted the Vuelta to Burgos in which it was a few years ago when the great runners disputed this race to prepare for the Tour of Spain, “he pointed out to dozens of attendees.

We have converted the Vuelta a Burgos into what it was a few years ago when the great runners disputed this race to prepare for the Vuelta a Espana “

Daniel de la Rosa, Mayor of Burgos

After touring the 156 kilometers Before reaching the first ramps of the Castle, the fans waited – keeping distance and wearing face masks – for the arrival of the squad that was close to closing the first day of the new cycling. After completing the distance of the first stage, where Grossschartner won with authority, the cyclists put on the mask again to return to their hotels and rest to repeat the protocol they did in the morning before the watchful eye of the Cathedral. During the day they could not throw the bottles anywhere and they could not approach the journalists who, due to circumstances of the script, are getting used to doing interviews over the phone although the protagonist is only a few meters away. Health rules.

Cyclists of the Groupama Quick-Step

“We have to get used to all this that we are experiencing. Whenever you look at the corridors, be positive,” he told us. Mikel Landa. What Fernando Gaviria, positive in February during the Emirates Tour, was added knowingly. “This is a very hard disease and we still do not know many things, so we must maintain all possible security measures.

Mikel Landa in the Tour of Burgos

We can not allow more stops in the races, the sponsors have to see how the tests take place and that is why we must take care of all the details as we are doing here in Burgos, “he added. Jos Cabedo.

“Two months ago it seemed that it was not going to be able to run throughout the year and in the end we are doing it here, in the home round, which has also been one of the lucky few that has not changed the date on the calendar. See us Here it is a joy for everyone, also for the team that has suffered in ERTE. Now we have to work and enjoy ourselves to be able to give a joy to the fans and the sponsor, “said the director of a local team that promises to give war.

“Two months ago it seemed that he was not going to be able to run all year and in the end we are doing it here, in the home round

Sports director Burgos BH

So far, unlike other years, 14 teams of the highest category have come seeking to achieve the victories that they could not during these dates. “We have less time and we all need to win, but you have to be cautious,” he said. Mads Pedersen, world champion. What everyone agrees on is that the important thing is that cycling is back. And it lasts.