The president of the Provincial Council of Alicante, Carlos Mazón, has announced today that he is working with the organization of La Vuelta so that Dénia hosts the start or finish of a stage of the cycling race in the next edition of 2023.
Mazón and the deputy of the Presidency, Eduardo Dolón, have already held different meetings with the general director of La Vuelta, Javier Guillén, with whom they are finalizing the details so that the province, and specifically Denia, is included again in the test route . La Vuelta will begin on August 26 at the Port Olímpic in Barcelona and will end on September 17.
"We have contacted the director of La Vuelta so that Denia can and should have an important stage that gives promotion and visibility to one of the great cities of our Marina Alta and of the Valencian Community”, highlighted Carlos Mazón. “We are working for it and we hope that it can come to fruition. In the next few days we hope to have a good resolution" with the aim that the province, and specifically
The president stressed that La Vuelta is a world sporting event and represents an opportunity in terms of tourism promotion, since it is the best showcase for "spreading the image of our land to millions of spectators around the world." In this sense, he has highlighted that Denia meets all the necessary conditions to host an event of this level and has a wide complementary offer, which makes this destination especially attractive.
In recent years, this competition has run through different municipalities in the province. Specifically, in 2019 the race kicked off from Las Salinas de Torrevieja, leaving unforgettable images of the runners with the mountains of salt as a background, but, in addition, the province also hosted the 2nd and 3rd stages between Benidorm-Çalpe and Ibi -Alicante, respectively.
El Balcón de Alicante and Santa Pola were the scene of two stages in 2021, while this last year there was an exciting individual time trial starting in Elche and finishing in Alicante. This last stage, which was held on the Costa Blanca last August, generated an economic impact in the province close to one million euros. Nearly three thousand people members of the La Vuelta caravan, including members of the organization, teams, security, hostesses, sponsors and others, stayed overnight in hotels in the province for three days, with the consequent benefit that this entailed.