The Kometa Cycling Team concentrates on Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort

News · 4 December, 2018

First pedals in Levantine lands. Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort will host, between 11 and 20 December, the first pre-season concentration of the new continental sports project of the Fundación Alberto Contador. The members of the Kometa Cycling Team will face an intense stage in which the bases of the second season of life of the formation will be laid. At the same time, between the 10th and the 15th, all the members of the U23 team directed by Rafa Díaz Justo will also face a concentration.

Isaac Cantón, Juan Camacho, José Antonio García, Michele Gazzoli, Juan Pedro López, Stefano Oldani, Antonio Puppio, Michel Ries, Samuele Rubino, Diego Pablo Sevilla and Daniel Viegas will ride along the Valencian and Alicante routes under the direction of Jesús Hernández and Dario Andriotto. Invited by the Foundation, four young values of Hungarian cycling will attend: Ferenç Szöllosi, Abel Meszaros, Ballint Varga and Mate Kiss Hunor.

Luis Borho, General Manager Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort: “Oliva Nova brings together the ingredients that make us a first-class sports venue. Unbeatable hotel facilities and services, a temperate Mediterranean climate and, above all, an orography that delights amateurs and cycling professionals, who are increasingly looking to come here. We are determined to support this sport and collaborations like the one we are dealing with are a sign of the commitment to enhance it”.

“It is a privilege to have at our disposal facilities such as those offered by Oliva Nova, a prime location that we have already had the opportunity to know and enjoy the last two years of the Gran Fondo Alberto Contador, which are much more than just sponsors. All the orography of the area and the benefits of its climate present unbeatable conditions for the practice of cycling in any of its modalities, “highlights Francisco Javier Contador, manager of the Spanish squad.

Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort has established itself as a regular destination for first-rate cycling formations. Squads of the ‘WorldTour’ category such as the Quick Step, the Mitchelton-Scott or the AG2R-La Mondiale have enjoyed their facilities and all the possibilities of the area in the past. But it is not just cycling that finds a Mecca here. Sport has been one of the great bets of Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort in its commitment to deseasonalise tourism and add value to other variants beyond the sun and the beach.

For Oliva Nova, since its inauguration in 1995 with the entry into operation of an 18-hole golf course designed by a three-time British Open champion and double winner of the Master of Augusta as Severiano Ballesteros, have passed many professional clubs and selections of football or rugby, entities that find in this corner of the Comunitat Valenciana an ideal enclave for their preseason or to face the winter breaks so common in other latitudes. In 2017 alone, up to 57 teams enjoyed its facilities, surpassing 400 in the last decade. The Irish or Spanish rugby teams, Salford Red Devils or ASM Clermont Auvergne, also from the oval ball sport, or football clubs such as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund or Steaua Bucharest are some of its most illustrious visitors.

The prestigious Oliva Nova Equestrian Centre is another of the sports facilities of a resort that also has a state-of-the-art gymnasium, two tennis courts, two paddle tennis courts, four natural grass football fields and a neighbourhood to the Mediterranean Sea that invites the practice of multiple nautical sports.

During these days, the runners of the continental squad as well as the U23 team and the members of the staff will be available for all the media who wish to do so, begging for organizational issues to send their requests via email

Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort
Avinguda Dali, 4, 46780, Oliva, Valencia

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