The Vuelta a España will pass through Orihuela on August 27
For cycling fans, the Vuelta a España is one of the most important events of the annual calendar. This edition of 2017 will take place from Saturday, August 19 to Sunday, September 10. There will be 21 stages with many new features, as some of them will be held outside of Spain.
And if at that time you are near Alicante, you can see the exit of stage 9 from Orihuela live. It will be played on Sunday 27 August, a tour that will pass through a part of the interior of the province. From this town, to Cumbre del Sol and Poble Nou de Benitatxell. It will be a flat phase, with a high end, and leaks are expected from the start!
The capital of the Costa Blanca is always one of the favored areas for its terrain and its landscapes. If you are staying in Be Alicante that weekend, you can easily reach Orihuela by car. You can not miss the best cyclists in the world in one of the most demanding international competitions.
The Vuelta a España 2017 has a total route of around 3 297.7 kilometers. The kick-off will be, as a novelty this year, in the French city of Niemes. In fact, the first days will be spent in the neighboring country.
A 42-kilometers time trial
In total, five stages will be played flat and a trowel with end in high; Eight stages of half-mountain; Five of mountain; A time trial team; And an individual time trial. The first three runners will be awarded with 10, 6 and 4 seconds. And the first to pass through the intermediate sprint, will receive 3.2, and 1 point respectively.
This edition will pass through such special places as Calar Alto, La Pandera, Sierra Nevada, Los Machucos and Angliru. In Andorra, Alhama and Antequera will be coming downhill, and the sprinters will have their great opportunity in Gruissan, Tarragona, Tomares and Madrid. One of the star stages will be the 42km tiem trial that will pass through Logroño, the longest of the races that take place at present (the Tour has one of 23km, and the longest in Giro does not exceed 29 kilometers).
Last year 2016, la Vuelta a España was one of the most spectacular in recent years. The Colombian Nando Quintana, Movistar team, was proclaimed champion ahead of the British Froome (Sky team) and the Colombian Chaves (ORICA BikeExchange). Quintana is the rival to beat this 2017, and the Spanish runners want to assault the throne of their favorite race. Among them, the great star Alberto Contador, who in 2016 had not been able to realize his best championship.
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