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2018 Vuelta a España

73rd edition: August 25 - September 16 , 2018

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Total distance: 3,271.4 km


Stages:

STAGE
TYPE
DATE
START AND FINISH
DISTANCE
1 Individual time trial Saturday, August 25th Málaga / Málaga 8 km
2 Flat Sunday, August 26th Marbella / Caminito del Rey 163.9 km
3 Hilly Monday, August 27th Mijas / Alhaurín de la Torre 182.5 km
4 Hilly Tuesday, August 28th Vélez-Málaga / Alfacar. Sierra de la Alfaguara 162 km
5 Hilly Wednesday, August 29th Granada / Roquetas de Mar 188 km
6 Flat Thursday, August 30th Huércal-Overa / San Javier. Mar Menor 153 km
7 Flat Friday, August 31st Puerto Lumbreras / Pozo Alcón 182 km
8 Flat Saturday, September 1st Linares / Almadén 195.5 km
9 Mountain Sunday, September 2nd Talavera de la Reina / La Covatilla 195 km
- Rest day Monday, September 3rd
10 Flat Tuesday, September 4th Salamanca. VIII Centenario Universidad de Salamanca / Fermoselle. Bermillo de Sayago 172.5 km
11 Hilly Wednesday, September 5th Mombuey / Ribeira Sacra. Luintra 208.8 km
12 Hilly Thursday, September 6th Mondoñedo / Faro de Estaca de Bares. Mañón 177.5 km
13 Mountain Friday, September 7th Candás. Carreño / Valle de Sabero. La Camperona 175.5 km
14 Mountain Saturday, September 8th Cistierna / Les Praeres. Nava 167 km
15 Mountain Sunday, September 9th Ribera de Arriba / Lagos de Covadonga 185.5 km
- Rest day Monday, September 10th
16 Individual time trial Tuesday, September 11th Santillana del Mar / Torrelavega 32.7 km
17 Hilly Wednesday, September 12th Getxo / Balcón de Bizkaia 166.4 km
18 Flat Thursday, September 13th Ejea de los Caballeros / Lleida 180.5 km
19 Flat Friday, September 14th Lleida / Andorra. Naturlandia 157 km
20 Mountain Saturday, September 15th Andorra. Escaldes-Engordany / Coll de la Gallina. Santuario de Canolich 105.8 km
21 Flat Sunday, September 16th Alcorcón / Madrid 112.3 km

About the 2018 Vuelta:

The route: Running from Saturday August 25th to Sunday September 16th 2018, the Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,271.4 kilometers.

Distinctive aspects of the race

30 VISITS TO MALAGA
The official departure of La Vuelta 2018 will be the Spanish tour’s 30th visit to the capital city of Malaga. The first one took place in 1936, during La Vuelta’s second edition, where it hosted both a finish-line following a departure from Seville, and a departure that headed towards Granada.

BONUSES
The race continues to have the same bonus points system that awards 10, 6 and 4 seconds to the first three riders in each stage, respectively, and 3, 2 and 1 seconds to the first three riders to complete each intermediate sprint.

POINTS
In the Vuelta, not only the general classification is at stake, riders also fight to be first in the points classification, or to become King of the Mountain in each edition. Points are obtained through the following system: 25 points are given to the stage winner, 20 to the rider that takes second place, 16 to the rider that comes third, 14 to 4th place, 12 to 5th place and then from 10 to 1 point between 6th and 15th place, respectively. Intermediate sprints award 4, 2 and 1 points to the first three riders to complete each one.