A total of 220 Ertzaintza agents will participate next Tuesday in the security device and accompaniment to La Vuelta established in Álava on the occasion of the seventh stage that will run between Vitoria-Gasteiz and Villanueva de Valdegovía (159 km), as reported by the Security Department.
The agents will carry out their work in close collaboration with the Local Police of the affected municipalities. Security has recalled that, on this occasion, The return is marked by the exceptional measures established due to the health emergency that have forced an appeal to the population to ascend to the port of Orduña and reach the finish line in Villanueva de Valdegovía are made without an audience.
The peloton is scheduled to start at one in the afternoon from Vitoria, from Mendizabala, and there will be a neutralized tour of the capital’s ring road. At first, no major traffic problems are anticipated, except in the area of Murguia, Alto de Altube.
It is planned that traffic of vehicles and people on the way up to Orduña is cut from its two slopes from 0830 hours and will not open until the race has passed in its second lap.
Access to the finish area in Villanueva de Valdegovía will also be cut off to avoid the presence of the public.
Finally, the Security Department has appealed to citizens not to go to the port of Orduña or to the Valdegovía goal. In addition, it is recommended not to circulate in the areas affected by the cycling race and to opt for public transport, as far as possible.
In case you have to drive, it recommends using alternative routes, leaving in advance, following the instructions of the Ertzaintza and Local Police, as well as checking the state of the roads.