Vuelta 2018: Route and stages

Vuelta a España 2018On 25 August 2018, the 73th edition of the Vuelta a España will depart from Málaga. The race is set to start with an individual time trial of 8 kilometres, while the riders roll down the ramp at the Centre Pompidou Málaga. The Andalucian coastal town has been the host city for the start of the Spanish Grand Tour twice in the race’s history – in 2000 and in 2006. As early as stage 2 the Tour of Spain sees its first uphill finish – at Caminito del Rey – while the race brings a total of nine mountain top finishes. On 16 September, the 2018 edition of La Vuelta will finish in Madrid. (Slideshow route/profile)

Read about the route of the 2018 Vuelta a España, or check out the start list and favourites to win the GC.

Click on the links in underneath scheme for information on individual stages, including detailed route maps and height profiles.

Vuelta a España 2018 stages:

Date Route description Length Type
1 Sa 25-8 Vuelta 2018 route stage 1 Málaga – Málaga 8.0 km ITT
2 Su 26-8 Vuelta 2018 route stage 2 Marbella – Caminito del Rey 163.5 km finish uphill
3 Mo 27-8 Vuelta 2018 route stage 3 Mijas – Alhaurín de la Torre 178.2 km hills flat finish
4 Tu 28-8 Vuelta 2018 route stage 4 Vélez-Málaga – Sierra de la Alfaguara 161.4 km mountain finish
5 We 29-8 Vuelta 2018 route stage 5 Granada – Roquetas de Mar 188.7 km hills, flat finish
6 Th 30-8 Vuelta 2018 route stage 6 Huércal-Overa – Mar Menor (San Javier) 155.7 km flat
7 Fr 31-8 Vuelta 2018 route stage 7 Puerto Lumbreras – Pozo Alcón 185.7 km hills
8 Th 1-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 8 Linares – Almadén 195.1 km flat
9 Su 2-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 9 Talavera Reina – La Covatilla 200.8 km mountain finish
Mo 3-9 Rest day
10 Tu 4-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 10 Salamanca – Bermillo de Sayago 177.0 km flat
11 We 5-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 11 Mombuey – Luinta (Ribeira Sacra) 207.8 km hills
12 Th 6-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 12 Mondoñedo – Faro de Estaca de Bares 181.1 km flat
13 Fr 7-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 13 Candás – La Camperona 174.8 km mountain finish
14 Sa 8-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 14 Cangas Onís – Les Praeres 171.0 km mountain finish
15 Su 9-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 15 Cistierna – Lagos de Covadonga 178.2 km mountain finish
Mo 10-9 Rest day
16 Tu 11-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 16 Santillana del Mar – Torrelavega 32.0 km ITT
17 We 12-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 17 Getxo – Balcón de Bizkaia 157.0 km mountain finish
18 Th 13-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 18 Ejea de los Caballeros – Lleida 186.1 km flat
19 Fr 14-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 19 Lleida – Col de la Rabassa (and) 154.4 km mountain finish
20 Sa 15-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 20 Escaldes-Engordany (and) – Collada de La Gallina (and) 97.3 km mountains
21 Su 16-9 Vuelta 2018 route stage 21 Alcorcón – Madrid 100.9 km flat

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