- 24 teams are set to start the 41st edition of the Clásica San Sebastián
- Big names from the international peloton have pre-registered
The official presentation of the Clásica San Sebastián took place today 22 July at the San Sebastián Town Hall. Among those present were Eneko Goia, Mayor of San Sebastian, Juan José Fernández Gomez, Sales Manager Totalenergies northern area, and Harkaitz Millán (Deputy of Culture and Sports, Gipuzkoa Provincial Council).
The official routes and a small change to the last 3 kilometres were presented at the event. Julian Eraso, president of OCETA, shared his assessment of this year’s race with the attendees. “This is the 41st edition of one of the most important Clásicas on the calendar. A clear example of its impact can be seen in the long list of pre-registrations”.
The provisional registration list includes great cyclists such as Julian Alaphilippe and Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team), Neilson Powless (EF Education – Easypost) the last winner of the Clásica, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Miguel Angel Lopez and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan Team), Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious), Joao Almeida and Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates), Jonas Vingegaard and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) and many others.
A celebration of cycling
The organisers of the Clásica hope that a great cycling party will ensue in San Sebastián on Friday 29th with the presentation of the teams and in Gipuzkoa on 30 July, the day of the race. OCETA asks that fans continue to show respect for the cyclists to avoid any potential Covid infections. The race will follow the Covid protocol set out by the UCI to ensure the safety of the riders and the team members.