La Vuelta 18: 100 days to go

Thursday, May 17th

Just 100 days before the start of the 73rd edition of La Vuelta, all the locations that will host the 21 departures and finish-lines of this year's route are already getting all the preparations... Read more

Nuria Fergó's 'La vida son solo dos días' is the...

Monday, May 7th

Nuria Fergó's song ‘La vida son solo dos días' will be the tune to accompany the peloton of La Vuelta 18 from its departure in Malaga until it crosses the final finish-line in Madrid. The song... Read more

Santini and Unipublic present the La Vuelta 18 jerseys

Thursday, April 19th

The four officialSantini leader jerseys for the La Vuelta 18 were unveiled today in Madrid. The event was organised by Unipublic and the Italian cycling wear company not only to present the jerseys... Read more

La Vuelta 2018: Teams selection

Tuesday, April 10th

The organizers of La Vuelta have chosen the teams that will take part in the 73rd edition of the Spanish Grand Tour. La Vuelta 2018 will start on Saturday the 25th of August and finish on Sunday... Read more

La Vuelta fans will choose their favourite high-altitude...

Thursday, February 22nd

Cycling fans will be able to choose their favourite high-altitude finale in La Vuelta 2018. Through the campaign “The most viral high-altitude finale”, that will take place on La Vuelta's... Read more

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Sporting stakes / rules

What is there to win?

The rules are the bible for a sporting competition. Through their balance and subtleties, they must ensure equality, motivate the riders and help spectators and viewers to understand the event. Here is an outline of the main points in the rules.

What is at stake?

  • Individual general classification

    Jersey for the rider that occupies first place in the general classification in accordance with the times obtained for each stage.
    Sponsor: Carrefour.

  • Points general classification

    Jersey for the rider that occupies first place in the points classification in accordance with the position obtained in each of the completed stages. Riders will accumulate points depending on their positions at the end of each stage, as well as during intermediate sprints.
    Sponsor: Škoda.

  • King of the mountain classification

    Jersey for the rider that occupies first place in the King of the Mountain classification in accordance with the points he has accumulated at each point-accruing mountain pass.
    Sponsor: Loterías y Apuestas del Estado.

  • Combined general classification

    Jersey for the rider that occupies first place in the combined classification. It reflects the rider’s consistency by taking into account the positions obtained in each of the three classifications.
    Sponsor: Fertiberia.

  • Team classification

    This award is obtained by adding each team’s three best individual times in each of the completed stages. The winning team is the one with the lowest time.
    Sponsor: Dachser.

  • Stage winner

    Award for the rider who crosses the finish-line in first place.
    Sponsor: Cofidis.

  • Combativity award

    Award for the rider who, according to TV viewers, has put up the best fight during each stage.
    Sponsor: Feníe Energía.

  • Young rider award

    Awarded to the youngest rider of the general classification at the end of each stage. That award is for the riders that are born after the 1st of January 1992.

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