Vuelta 2017 Route stage 21: Arroyomolinos - Madrid
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - The last stage of the Vuelta a España concludes with a criterium in Madrid. At 117.6 kilometres, it's a short race - and it's flat. Last year, Magnus Cort Nielsen powered to victory on the closing circuit, thus stepping in the shoes of John Degenkolb who took the sprint in 2015.
With around 45 kilometres remaining the riders hit the local circuit in the city centre of Madrid. The round is 5.9 kilometres and following the first passage on the line there are nine more laps left to race. That’s ample opportunity for the sprinters to take a closer look at the finish line.
Departure place Arroyomolinos lies 30 kilometres southwest of Madrid. With almost 30,000 inhabitants it is one of many suburbs to Madrid. The Madrid region houses 6.5 million people.
Magnus Cort Nielsen and John Degenkolb took the last stage of the Vuelta in 2016 and 2015. Other recent victors in Madrid are Michael Matthews (2013), John Degenkolb (2012) and Peter Sagan (2011)
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprint (at kilometre 84) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 21st stage 2017 Vuelta.
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