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Women's Vuelta a Espana Event in Jeopardy



The Spanish newspaper, AS, reported today, that the one-day women’s race that’s scheduled to take place alongside next year’s Vuelta a Espana, may be in jeopardy.

According to the report, there are too many other women’s races across Europe, that coincide with the planned event. Therefore, the UCI has decided to nix the race, which is scheduled to take place on September 13.

However, so far, there’s been no official confirmation by the UCI, nor the organizers for the Vuelta. But, according to the Spanish newspaper’s report, the UCI has informed the Spanish Cycling Federation, that it would not approve the event, because it conflicts with too many other women’s races that weekend. 

At this point, the event conflicts with the Giro de Toscana, Tour of Belgium and the Chrono Champenois. 

Vuelta officials are currently looking for ways to rescue the event, and follow in the footsteps of the Tour de France, which successfully held the women’s "La Course" race along the Champs-Elysees this year – just hours before the Tour’s finale.  


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