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La Vuelta 2018 will depart from the Pompidou Museum in Malaga

news25.10.2017After the race

The 73rd edition of La Vuelta will again surprise with an innovative, ground-breaking and colourful departure. Malaga's Pompidou Museum will be the departure point for La Vuelta 2018, which will commence in the Malaga capital on Saturday, the 25th of August and end on Sunday, the 16th of September in Madrid. Also, for the first time in 9 years, the first stage will be an individual time-trial that will culminate in the emblematic Calle Larios, in the city's historical centre.

The place chosen to announce the exact departure point of the Spanish tour in 2018 was the Pompidou Centre in Paris, where the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, the President of the Malaga Provincial Council, Elías Bendodo and the President of the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Serge Lavignes, revealed the news along with the Director of La Vuelta, Javier Guillén.

The first stage of La Vuelta 2018 will be “the museum stage”: a cultural and historical route through Malaga's most emblematic streets, that will allow the world to see the city's beauty and cultural wealth. “A visual and aesthetic itinerary”, said Francisco de la Torre, “that will showcase the Malaga of the past and of the future”, in a province “that is committed to cycling and to La Vuelta”, added the President of the Provincial Council, Elías Bendodo, who expressed his satisfaction at the twinning of two cities like Paris and Malaga, through “art, culture and sport”. 

Header Photo: Adrian Scottow CC BY-SA 2.0

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Francisco de la Torre, Elías Bendodo, Javier Guillén & Cristobal Ortega © Unipublic

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