A total of 120 riders from six countries will start the 2006 edition of the Vuelta a Tachira, the Federación Venezolana de Ciclismo (FVC) announced yesterday.
The FVC confirmed the presence of Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Russia, and the Italian club, Selle Italia. Venezuela will take part with several teams, among them powerful Loteria and Kino Tachira.
The 41st Tour to Tachira will be held between January 7 and 29, for 1,215.4 miles divided into 14 stages. The event challenges the athletes with severe temperature changes, from shining sun and heat along the coast of Lake Maracaibo to the cold in Merida.