EsCiclismo.com · Road Competition · 04/29/2020
The British cyclist Chris Froome, the Spaniards Pedro Delgado and Miguel Indurain and the Colombian Nairo Quintana are some of the current and historical cyclists who this Wednesday congratulated the Tour of Spain on its 85th anniversary, since on April 29, 1935 it was the exit to the first edition, won by the Belgian Gustaaf Deloor, who repeated the triumph a year later.
Chris Froome (Ineos), winner of La Vuelta in 2011 and 2017, made a stop in his training to address the organization of the Spanish round: “Happy birthday, Vuelta. I hope to see you after this year to contest the race”
Nairo Quintana (Arkea Samsic), winner of the round in 2016, also remembered from Colombia to send his congratulations to a test that won him in Madrid with the leader's red jersey.
“I congratulate La Vuelta on its 85th birthday, I hope that it will be a birthday to you and that this year can be accomplished,” he said.
Pedro Delgado, winner of La Vuelta in 1985 and 1989, and of the Tour in 1988, addressed a few words to the race that made him a Spanish cycling idol.
“It is 85 years since La Vuelta, I want to thank the race for the emotions it has given me and the ones it gives to everyone every year, and thanks for continuing to thrill the sport,” he said.
Miguel Indurain, winner of 5 Tours de France and 2 Giros, could not prevail in La Vuelta, but he added his congratulations to the race that resisted him: “I want to congratulate the organizers and everyone who is part of the race, sponsors, cyclists, and I encourage everyone to keep fighting to keep the race going for many years. “
Joaquim `Purito Rodrguez, winner of 9 stages in La Vuelta and three times podium, qualified the Spanish round as” the coolest “.
“For me she is the coolest, for being Spanish and for her travels, I was in love with her when she ran and I still am as a spectator,” he stressed.
The Vuelta was held for the first time in 1935, from April 29 to May 15, with a route of 3,425 kilometers divided into 14 stages with start and end in Madrid. 50 runners took the start, 32 of them Spaniards.
The first stage was played between Madrid and Valladolid with a journey of 185 kilometers.
👋🥳 More cyclists congratulate La Vuelta for its 85th birthday
🎉🍾 More riders are wishing a happy 85th birthday to La Vuelta! pic.twitter.com/L6kUTOOzhQ
– La Vuelta (at home 🏠) (@lavuelta) April 29, 2020
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