The sixth stage will end in San Javier, while the seventh will depart from Puerto Lumbreras.
The Tour of Spain will tour the coast of the region on August 30. Specifically, the sixth stage, which starts in Huercal-Óvera and has a route of 153 kilometers, will pass through the municipalities of Águilas, Mazarrón, Cartagena, La Unión and Los Alcázares, and will have the goal in San Javier.
For its part, the seventh stage, with a route of 182 kilometers, will start on August 31 of Puerto Lumbreras and conclude at Pozo Alcón, in Jaén.
The Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Adela Martínez-Cachá, along with the general director of ‘La Vuelta’, Javier Guillén; the mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, and the mayor of Puerto Lumbreras, María Ángeles Tunisia, participated today in the presentation of the tour of the cycling competition through the territory of the Region.
Martínez-Cachá, who noted that one more year ‘La Vuelta’ returns to the Region, thanked the organizers and the municipalities that will host the test «the enthusiasm, commitment and great work done so that the Region can enjoy this important sporting event «.
The holder of Sports stressed that «during this day will be displayed the enormous charm and natural and tourist attraction of the more than 250 km of coastline of the Region of Murcia, our Costa Cálida, the only one with two seas to offer its visitors. the beauty of the beaches of Águilas, Mazarrón, Cartagena and the Mar Menor will be seen by more than 350 million spectators in 190 countries around the world, and the stage is an extraordinary opportunity for not only Murcia but also dozens of thousands of tourists, can enjoy live the sports show of La Vuelta «.
This event, together with other national and international competitions held in the municipalities of the Region, «are another example of the Regional Government’s commitment to sports and the great importance of these events in economic and tourism development» .
La Vuelta celebrates its 73rd edition this year and will have more than 170 first-class cyclists belonging to the main international teams. The competition will be held in 21 stages between August 25 and September 16, will travel 3,254 kilometers, begin in Malaga and end in Madrid.
In previous editions the test was broadcast to 190 countries, received more than four million visits on the internet, had 250,000 downloads of the application and reached 850,000 fans on social networks.