For the first time ever, a Dominican President gave the start to the 18 teams in the Vuelta Ciclística Independencia Nacional at the Presidential Palace. The competition covers six stages for an overall 1,030.3 kilometers from 22 to 28 February 2021.
In addition to President Luis Abinader, others present for the start were Vice President Raquel Peña, Sports Minister Francisco Camacho, National District Mayor Carolina Mejía and the Dominican Olympic Committee Antonio president Acosta. The government-owned Banco de Reservas is sponsoring the event this year.
Jorge Blas, president of the Dominican Cycling Federation said that the race is one of the longest-lasting of all sports events in the country. The race is in its 42nd edition.
Participating this year are seven foreign teams from Venezuela (2), United States (2), Colombia (1), Curacao (1) and...