Vuelta 2019: Route and rumours
Edition 74 of the Vuelta a España starts on Saturday, August 24, on the Costa Blanca and is set to finish on September 15. Cyclingstage.com keeps track of the route and rumours of the last Grand Tour of coming season. The full route of the 2019 Vuelta a España will be unveiled in December. (Slideshow route/profile)
The Gran Salida is in Las Salinas de Torrevieja, a Natural Park south of Alicante. It is also known as Torrevieja Pink Lake, as the lagoon is famous for this coloration. Last edition’s 6th stage finished in Mar Menor, some 30 kilometres to the south, with Nacer Bouhanni outsprinting Danny van Poppel and Elia Viviani on the line.
La Vuelta’s 2nd and 3rd stage are also played out on the Costa Blanca. Further details have yet to be confirmed, but an arrival in Calpe and a time trial (possibly on the first day of action) are rumoured. Whether the chrono will be individual or for teams is not known.
The Spanish Grand Tour is likely to include an individual time trial in France, possibly in the last week of action. It is set to be an out-and-back race in Pau. The town in the foothills of the Pyrenees also hosts an individual time trial in the coming Tour de France.
The full route of the 2019 Vuelta a España will be unveiled on December 19.
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