After the Vuelta, Barcelona is firmly committed to hosting the Grand Start of the Tour de France


Maybe the performance wasn’t what everyone wanted after the big storm hit Barcelona the first two days of Lapbut the general feeling of the parties involved in the organization of the test was satisfactory, which was self-expressed general director of the Vuelta Javier Guillén to MDwho rated the organizational capacity of the city out of 10, and for sports councilor of Barcelona city council David Escudéwho also confirmed to this medium the open secret that was known after various meetings held: after the Beginning of the Grand Tour the next goal in the city flight is the Tour de Francewhich this year has already experienced a starting signal at Bilbao.

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“After seeing the desire for cycling in the city and the response of the citizens – more than 190,000 Barcelona residents braved the rain on the day of the team time trial – we really started working to close the agreements reached in the Tour, to see if they are compatible with the city, which I think they are. We are on the right track and we hope to have good news.” The ASO’s own ‘messengers’ –the company that organizes the Tour, among other major sporting events, with which the city council is strengthening ties– positively appreciated the organizational capacity of Barcelona at the start of Lap.

The Catalan capital wants to recapture a great place in the world of sports, a testament that begins to take off again with the Vuelta, in what should be the first of the great events that will take place in Barcelona in it and of the next order of the municipality.

Barcelona, ​​the sport capital of the world

At the end of the year the Palau Sant Jordi accepts the World Padel Tour finals -all tickets have been sold-, and in the city for months that breathe the Sailing America Cup 2024; two events already on the city’s calendar and for which more may be scheduled. This is the case of basketball euroleague finalThe World Wide Football Coup heyl World Athletics;.

In addition, the Barcelona consistory blesses the dispute with Ryder’s Cup of Golf although it was not directly contested by the city, and publicly showed its support for Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya to continue hosting the F1 Grand Prix – the agreement with the FIA ​​ends in 2026– and will not close the doors to a ‘second edition’ of Olympic GamesAfter the successful experience of 1992. “The torch in Barcelona is always open and if the Spanish Olympic Committee asks us, it will always find us”, assured David Escudé.

Source: La Verdad


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