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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... Read more

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La Vuelta 2017 : D-1

The 22 teams and 198 riders participating in La Vuelta 2017 were introduced to the public Friday evening at the Jardins de la Fontaine, in the city of Nîmes, during a gala broadcasted on Spanish public television and on Eurosport. The organisers enjoyed the opportunity to honor Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) on the eve of his last professional race. The crowds gathered to launch La Vuelta observed a minute of silence dedicated to those affected by the terrorist attacks perpetrated on...

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La Vuelta 2017 : D-2

Warren Barguil - Team Sunweb © UNIPUBLIC/Miguelez

Warren Barguil: “Kelderman is there for GC, I'll aim for a stage victory”

 

Ready to tackle La Vuelta for the fourth time (two stage victories in 2013, 8th in 2014, abandon due to illness on the 3rd stage in 2016), Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb) shared his views for the upcoming three weeks: “I got some good rest after the Klasika San Sebastian. I had a party to celebrate my Tour de France results and reset everything to start fresh again. I didn't put on...

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La Vuelta 2017 : D-3

Les Arénes de Nîmes © Dominique Marck

Nîmes buzzes with activity for La Vuelta

 

Race headquarters and the press room for the 72nd La Vuelta opened at the Musée de la Romanité, on the iconic place des Arènes at Nîmes. 1,400 media representatives, 198 riders and 300 team staff members, 250 officials and 200 law enforcement officers are expected to go through the accreditation process. Media center has been inaugurated this Wednesday with Jean-Paul Fournier, Senator-mayor of Nîmes, Julien...

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Lasse Norman Hansen - Aqua Blue Sport Pro Cycling Team © Muscat Municipality/Paumer/Kåre Dehlie Thorstad

The first ever Professional Continental team from Ireland is expected to fire up the 72nd La Vuelta and strengthen the American presence in the race with national champion Larry Warbasse. Aqua Blue is refreshing!

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Thirty years after the first generation of Escarabajos conquered Europe, Manzana Postobon will race La Vuelta for the first time in a quarter century. One main ambition has survived the test of time: the Colombians want to set the race on fire.

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Except for the Italian championship (12th), which was mandatory for all Italian professional road cyclists this year, the recent Tour de Pologne marked Vincenzo Nibali's come-back to racing after he finished third overall in the Giro d'Italia in May. A top 10 finish (9th) in Bukowina Tatrzanska showcases he's on the right track for La Vuelta starting on May 19 in Nîmes, France    

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The triple winner of La Vuelta Alberto Contador will take the start of his last race on August 19 in Nîmes. As homage to his brilliant career, he's been assigned the race bib number 1 by the organization.

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Chris Froome, Fabio Aru and Romain Bardet, three of the main protagonists of the Tour de France, highlight the provisional start list of La Vuelta (19 August-10 September), along with two former winners of the Maillot Rojo, Vincenzo Nibali and Alberto Contador. And many more!

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Cycling fans have really enjoyed this year's Giro d'Italia, and that is because four riders, Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot and Tom Dumoulin, had less a minute's difference between them just before starting the final stage. Also, in the Tour de France, the three best riders, Chris Froome, Romain Bardet and Rigoberto Uran, had a mere thirty seconds between them before starting the time trial in Marseille, the second-last stage. 

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The curtain has come down on the recent Tour de France, which will forever stay in our minds due to the constant suspense. In the battle for the yellow jersey, it is unusual for the three best riders to have a difference of less than thirty seconds between them before the final decisive stage. 

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Unipublic and Renfe have signed a collaboration and sponsorship agreement in order to ease the travels of the La Vuelta 2017 organisation team to Nîmes, headquarters of the official departure of the race's 72nd edition. The international AVE (S100 – high speed trains) will promote the Spanish tour. The route between Madrid and Nîmes, passing through Barcelona takes a little under seven hours.

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The official video of ‘Bailarina', official song of La Vuelta 2017, sung by Maldita Nerea, was presented at Sony Music Madrid today. The promotional campaign, filmed in the French city of Nîmes, will be played 500 times on RTVE over the next three months and will accompany the public television station's daily broadcasts of the 21 stages of La Vuelta.

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The new La Vuelta jerseys that will be worn by the leaders of the four classifications of the Spanish tour have been presented today in Madrid. The new sponsor of the Vuelta jerseys is Santini Cycling Wear: a reference Brand in Cycling apparel world for over 50 years. Óscar Pereiro, who has been presented as the Ambassador of La Vuelta 2017, endorsed the presentation. 

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The song ‘Bailarina' by Maldita Nerea will accompany the La Vuelta 2017 peloton from its departure in Nîmes until the finale in Madrid. The band, led by singer Jorge Ruiz, chose the song for La Vuelta 2017 to present their seventh album. La Vuelta has been combining sports and music for 40 years, with an official song to represent each of its editions.

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In this 7th edition, the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) has joined the initiative with the aim of promoting and reinforcing road safety education in Spanish schools and classrooms. Over 11 stages, around 1650 school students will live a unique experience, sharing the circuit and the podium with La Vuelta's professional riders. For the first time, La Vuelta Junior Cofidis will go to France (Nîmes and Gruissan). La Vuelta Junior Campus will celebrate its second edition this year,...

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The biggest names in our country's cycling history went to Calpe to celebrate a get-together with all of the sponsors of La Vuelta 2017. The event had a sports component with a 55km bike ride between Calpe and the Cumbre del Sol in Benitatxell, the 9th stage finish-line of La Vuelta 2017. Before the departure, the PRO-AM 2017 peloton held a minute of silence for the victims of the fatal accident in Oliva, who lost their lives last Sunday when they were hit by a vehicle while riding their...

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 Three students between the ages of 18 to 25, supervised by a social network “coach”, will participate in the 2017 Tour de France as Digital Reporters, credentialed with the same access as the professional journalists. The contest is open to students from all five continents and begins this Tuesday April 18: candidates are invited to surprise the judges! 

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© Universidad Complutense Servicio de Informacion

Through its website and with the support of RTVE, La Vuelta 2016 published a very meticulous report created by the Faculty of Geology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid to delve deeper into the surroundings of La Vuelta's stages. 

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The organisers of La Vuelta have chosen the teams that will take part in the 72th edition of the Spanish Grand Tour. La Vuelta 2017 will start on Saturday the 19th of August and finish on Sunday the 10th of September, from the French city of Nîmes to Madrid. 

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© Dominique MARCK

The Parnasse sports pavilion, in Nîmes, hosted a very special first division handball league match. The game between the local team, the USAM Nîmes-Gard and Créteil served to celebrate that there are only five months left until La Vuelta 2017 fills the city with colour, passion and emotion with the departure of the 72nd edition.

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Unipublic's production teams are already on the ground pinpointing exactly where the departures and the finish-lines for La Vuelta 2017 will be. 

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 As part of the celebrations for the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Santini Cycling Wear and La Vuelta are presenting six new jerseys dedicated to various stages of La Vuelta 2017. The jerseys were made by Santini Cycling Wear, an historic Italian company which also joins the Spanish tour as official partner from this year. 

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The difficulty in tracing the route of a Grand Tour lies in knowing how to balance a myriad of very  different factors. You must combine geography, sport, tradition, showmanship and emotion with realism, safety, logistics and common sense. The resulting mix, if done properly, is the key to success. Over the past few years, cycling fans have experienced the excitement of amazing Vuelta finales. The duel between Froome and Contador in 2014, the final flip of the general classification in 2015...

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On Thursday, the 12th of January, Unipublic announced the itinerary of the 2017 Vuelta that will commence on the 19th of August with a team time trial in the French city of Nîmes. 

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Technological partner of the next three editions of the Spanish tour 

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© Fenie Energía

Feníe Energía and Unipublic are pleased to announce their collaboration over the next three years. 

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The 12th of January, Unipublic will present the official course of the 2017 Vuelta a España. The Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid (Av. Capital de España, 7) will host the ceremony in which every detail of the next edition of La Vuelta will be revealed.

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Santini Maglificio Sportivo and Unipublic are pleased to announce their collaboration over the next five years, commencing in 2017, for the Vuelta's 72nd edition. The Spanish tour's new jerseys are getting a makeover thanks to the sponsorship of an internationally well-known cycling brand.

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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) claimed his second Grand Tour title when he won the Vuelta a España on Sunday after a fierce battle with his biggest rival Chris Froome (Sky) as the final stage was won by Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-Bike Exchange). His fellow Colombian Esteban Chaves rounded off the podium after overtaking Alberto Contador (Tinkoff), the race's most aggressive rider, in Saturday's final mountain stage. Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) won the polka dot jersey for the mountain...

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