II Setmana Ciclista Valenciana / Vuelta Comunidad Valenciana Féminas 2018
From February 22 to 25 will take place the second edition of Setmana Ciclista Valenciana, test 2.2 organized by Club Ciclista Escapada and included in the European calendar of the International Cycling Union (ICU). A total of 29 teams and 174 cyclists from a variety of backgrounds will participate.
The Setmana Ciclista Valenciana of 2018 will consist of four stages in line. This year, like the previous one, the race will once again be present in the three provinces of the Valencian Community: Castellón, Valencia and Alicante.
Stage 1Rótova - Gandía
The inaugural stage of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana will serve to meet the first leader of the race. The peloton will depart from the Valencian municipality of Rótova, in the region of Safor. Cyclists must face a winding 118 km route, a leg breaking stage with two scoring ports, Barxeta (3rd) and Barx (2nd), the latter only 13 km from the finish line located on Avenida de la República Argentina of Gandia.
Stage 2Castelló - Vila Real
The second stage, of 116 km, will move the caravan of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana to the province of Castellón. The Columbretes street in Castellón de la Plana will host the neutralized exit. After crossing Almazora and Burriana, the cyclists will again go through Castellón to play a special sprint at kilometer 42. From there the race will run through Benicàssim and climb the Desert of Las Palmas, first class port that will be crowned in the kilometer 76. The last 40 kilometers will take the runners to Almassora, Burriana and Vila-real, where the finish line will be located on Ermita Street, next to the Ceramics Stadium.
Stage 3Sagunt - València
The longest stage of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana will be played between Sagunt and Valencia, with a distance of 137 km. The only orographic difficulty of the day will be the port of Oronet, second category, whose top is still located 48 km from the finish line. The town of Sagunt, in addition to the exit, will host two special sprints in the 29th and 60th kilometers, while the finish line will be located in the same square as the City Hall of Valencia.
The Alicante stage of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana will be in charge of closing the second edition. Benidorm will know the final winner of the race after a very demanding day of 118 km that will start and end on Rei Jaume I Avenue. The Finestrat stop (2nd), which will be raised on three occasions, will be the judge of this stage and who knows if the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana.
We present the relationship of the magnificent teams that will participate in the 2018 edition of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana.