Benidorm hosts the second edition of the fair Benidorm Costa Blanca World Cup Following last year’s great success, cyclocross will be held on January 21st. Big professional competitors like the Dutch will take part in the world-class event Mathieu Van der Poel and the British Tom Pidcock, already confirmed; I’m waiting for another cyclocross giant like the Belgian Wout Van Aert.

After the surprise increase in the number of participants last season, the organization expects a new participation record. 20,000 fans15% of them have already purchased their ticket. They were also present at the presentation event in Madrid on Thursday, November 30. mayor of BenidormTony Perez; director of the event, Pascual Momparler and president of the Spanish Cycling Federation, José Luis López Cerrón.

“We were surprised by this year’s success, we expected a capacity of 7,000 people and 15,000 tickets sold. “The World Cup was followed in many countries of the world,” said Benidorm Mayor Toni Pérez. big tourist promotionIt’s not just sports that are the test of the city of Alicante.

There will be maximum expectations in the competition Three-way duel, still awaiting confirmation. Winner of the first race and five-time cyclocross world champion Van der Poel will defend his title against direct rivals Pidcock and the highly anticipated Van Aert. Along with them is Spanish multi-champion Felipe Orts.poses a great threat in the fight for first place. Also in the women’s section is a poster with the title: French Olympic champion and world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot.

Another of the most interesting features of this edition is new climb on the routeIn addition to the new areas approved by Pascual Momparler, there are also new areas for fans to enjoy the show. “We put in a harder climb that would break up the race, as we felt that group riding was not too much and was in favor of the individual.a brave man who wants to escape”, declared the test director.

The mayor of Benidorm stated that the sport “is linked to our city philosophy”. sports tourism and healthy activityConveying the values ​​we so identify with. The organizer of the World Cup agrees with the mayor: “Cycling is the fundamental basis of your city project.”