SOME of the world’s best women race cyclists will be arriving in Finestrat as they reach the Costa Blanca on Friday, February 21. Finestrat is the finish line for the second stage of the Valencian Community Volta Feminas women’s race, a gruelling 126-kilometres with five mountain passes and the most important of the competition.
“Once again Finestrat will be privileged to see 180 top-flight cyclists belonging to 25 teams from 20 countries as they cross the line,” said the townhall’s sports councillor David Alarcon. Participants include world champions Anna Van der Breggan and Chantal Blaack as well as last year’s winner of the Volta Feminina, Clara Koppenburg. Owing to the race, the town hall announced that the section of road between the roundabout at the Polideportivo sports centre and the Avenida Benidorm-Carrer Fonteta crossroads will be closed to traffic from 4pm until 7pm Friday.
As the Volta will arrive in Finestrat via the CV-759, this will be closed to traffic during the same period together with several streets in the Old Town. Vehicles will still be able to use Carrer Fonteta and the road from the carpark to La Cala de Finestrat and Benidorm CV-767). The CV-758 to Sella, Orxeta and Relleu will also be closed and traffic from these towns will need to make a detour to Villajoyosa.