The Dominican Cycling Federation (Fedoci) announces the first stage of the Vuelta Ciclística Independencia Nacional, the most important cycling race in the Caribbean, starts on Monday, 22 February. The first stage covers Santo Domingo-San Cristóbal-Baní-Santo Domingo. This is a 156.2 km route.
On Tuesday, 23 February, the second stage will run from Santo Domingo to San Pedro Macorís-La Romana-Santo Domingo along the southeastern coastline. The race leg turns around in Cumayasa, La Romana, before the return to the capital city. The cyclists will cover 162 kms.
Meanwhile, the Wednesday, 24 February third stage is on the route Santo Domingo-Boca Chica-Sabana Grande de Boya-Monte Plata-Santo Domingo, a distance of 133.1 kilometers.
The fourth day of competition on Thursday, 25 February, takes the cyclists on the route Santo Domingo-Piedra Blanca-Juan Adrián and Rancho Arriba, San José de Ocoa province and return to the capital city for 129 kms.
The fifth stage is a 180-kilometer route along the new Circunvalación de Santo Domingo highway. The sixth stage will also be on the same Circunvalación highway, but will only cover 140 kilometers.
The seventh and last stage of the Vuelta Ciclista will be a circuit of 130 kilometers on the Mirador del Sur Avenue in Santo Domingo.
Overall, cyclists competing in the 42nd edition of the Vuelta will cover 1,030.3 kilometers.
Fedoci president Jorge Blas Díaz says the cycling competition also seeks to promote the natural attractions of the country.
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18 February 2021