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Several teams of the cycling tour have chosen Oliva Nova to regain energy.

In recent years, the city bordering between the provinces of Valencia and Alicante has hosted several competitions that have made it a sporting venue for the Valencian Community. From hosting the first Youth World Cup Wing Foil in 2022 to being the final stage in the Vuelta Ciclista a España in 2023. Sports lovers have already marked the town of Oliva as a point of interest on their map. Its climate, subtropical Mediterranean, with almost 300 days of sunshine a year, an average temperature of 20º, mild winters and warm summers; and its geography, divided into mountainous areas up to 464 metres high, flat in the central area and sandy coasts of almost ten kilometres, make this place appealing for the practice of any sport.

For the same reasons, the Tour of Spain 2023 committee chose to finish the seventh stage of the cycling competition in the town of Oliva. The flat stretch allowed the bunch to finish with a sprint and Geoffrey Soupe, from the French team Total Energie, took the victory with 4 hours, 56 minutes and 29 seconds. Meanwhile, French cyclist Lenny Martinez from Groupama-FDJ remained at the top of the overall individual ranking.

The day started in Utiel, ran along the N-332 towards Gandía and ran through the streets of the town up to Ronda Sur, where the runners had to turn left to face the last stretch to the finish line.

Some teams chose to stay at Oliva Nova after finishing the stage because of the magnificent facilities and services offered by the 5-star resort: a space fitted out to host workshops and exclusive work areas with lighting and water intakes; a garage

area to store the bikes and get them ready; private meeting rooms; physio areas for exclusive use; direct contact with a sports specialist during the stay; customizing menus to suit the team’s nutritional requirements and much more. The Quick Step, Movistar, Arkea and Jayco teams stayed at the hotel, with a spa and gym area, while Caja Rural and Bora teams stayed at Las Dunas residential complex, just 150 metres from the beach.

 

 

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