The Spanish Junior Cup incorporates three races and grows until the nine appointments for 2020
The Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) confirmed on Friday 18 October the calendars of their respective Spanish Cups for 2020 and within the youth category are very good news due to the growth of the event in three races. Compared to the six events that composed the tournament in 2019, next year the riders will have to compete nine. A small step forward.
The debutant Circuito del Guadiana of Don Benito (Badajoz), a fundamental date in the U23 calendar whose junior career is also incorporated into the Cup of its category, will host next February 29 the pistol of the event. The race Extremadura, which has been hosting the unofficial start of the youth season with a great power of call in terms of teams and riders, finally concrete an old pretension of the Peña Ciclista Guadiana. This year the Catalan Juan José Rosal led a triple of the Kometa Cycling Team completed by the Cantabrian Pablo Gutiérrez and by the Madrid Javi Serrano. In 2018 Carlos Rodríguez was the winner.
The first edition of the Fallas Trophy of Xátiva and the 57th edition of the Joaquín Barceló Trophy of Sax will be the other two races that will join a tournament in which the young cyclists of the Alberto Contador Foundation have won the last two absolute generals from the hand of Carlos Rodríguez from Granada (2018) and Raúl García from Madrid (2019). The Valencian event, in an area of great interest to the sport of cycling, is scheduled for 22 March and will be the third of the contest. The meeting in Alicante, for its part, will be the fifth stop of the Cup and will take place on 25 April.
All the events that were part of the 2019 Cup are also maintained in 2020 and again the castle of Peñafiel, and the subsequent podium in the Plaza del Coso of the Castillian town , will be the final point of the competition at the beginning of August with a new edition of the Trofeo Ayuntamiento de Peñafiel Ruta del Vino.
29th February: Circuito del Guadiana, Don Benito (Badajoz, Extremadura).
8th March: XIV Memorial Joan Bautista Llorens, Vila-Real (Castellón, Comunitat Valenciana).
22nd March: I Trofeo Fallas de Xátiva, Xátiva (Valencia, Comunitat Valenciana).
18 April: VI Trofeu 15 d´Abril, La Canonja (Tarragona, Catalonia).
25 April: 57th Trofeo Joaquín Barceló, Sax (Alicante, Comunitat Valenciana).
31 May: XXXIX Cursa Ciclista del Llobregat, Navas-Sant Bo (Barcelona, Catalonia).
21 June: Memorial José Luis Junco – Ayuntamientos Ribadedeva y Val de San Vicente, Unquera (Cantabria).
12 July: Copa de España Júnior Ayuntamiento, San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid).
2 August: X Trofeo Ayuntamiento de Peñafiel- Ruta del Vino Ribera de Duero, Peñafiel (Valladolid, Castilla y León).
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