New dates have been set for the 67th edition of the Vuelta a Andalucía (Tour of Andalusia), after the cycling event originally set to take place in February was postponed owing to coronavirus restrictions.
It will now begin in Mijas on Tuesday 18 May and finish in Pulpí in Almería province four days later. The original event had been intended to begin in Pulpí and finish in Zahara de la Sierra in Cadiz province.
Joaquín Cuevas, the director of the event’s organiser Deporinter, said that the new dates had been set by the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation, in conjunction with the International Cycling Union, following several meetings. He also noted that, in order to make the event possible, it was necessary to alter the route it will follow.
The first leg of the journey on 18 May is from Mijas to Zahara de La Sierra, followed by the second stage between Iznájar (Córdoba) and Alcalá de la Real (Jaén). On the third day, the tour will travel between Beas de la Segura (Jaén) and Villarrodrigo in the same province. The fourth leg takes place between Baza (Granada) and Cúllar Vega (Córdoba) before the final stage from Vera (Almería) to Pulpí.