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2017 Vuelta a España

72nd edition: August 19 - September 10 , 2017

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2017 Vuelta a Espana route

The stages: Total distance: 3,297.7 km

Stage 1, Saturday, August 19: Team Time Trial, Nîmes - Nîmes, 13.8 km

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 profile

Stage 2, Sunday, August 20: Nîmes - Gruissan. Grand Narbonne, 201 km

Stage 2 profile

Stage 2 profile

Stage 3, Monday, August 21: Prades Conflent Canigó - Andorra la Vella, 158.5 km

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 profile

Stage 4, Tuesday, August 22: Escaldes-Engordany - Tarragona, 193 km

Stage 4 profile

Stage 4 profile

Stage 5, Wednesday, August 23: Benicàssim - Alcossebre, 173.4 km

Vuetla stage 5 profile

Stage 5 profile

Stage 6, Thursday, August 24: Vila-real - Sagunt, 198 km

Stage 6 profile

Stage 6 profile

Stage 7, Friday, August 25: Llíria - Cuenca. 205.2 km

Stage 7 profile

Stage 7 profile

Stage 8, Saturday, August 26: Hellín / Xorret de Catí, 184 km

Stage 8 profile

Stage 8 profile

Stage 9, Sunday, August 27: Orihuela - Cumbre del Sol, 176.3 km

Stage 9 profile

Stage 9 profile

Rest day Monday, August 28: Provincia de Alicante 

Stage 10, Tuesday, August 29: Caravaca Jubilar - ElPozo Alimentación, 171 km

Stage 10 profile

Stage 10 profile

Stage 11, Wednesday, August 30: Lorca - Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto, 188 km

Vuelta stage 11 profile

Stage 11 profile

Stage 12, Thursday, August 31: Motril - Antequera, 161.4 km

Stage 12 profile

Stage 12 profile

Stage 13, Friday, September 1: Coín - Tomares, 197 km

Vuelta stage 13 profile

Stage 13 profile

Stage 14, Saturday, September 2: Écija - Sierra de La Pandera, 185.5 km

Stage 14 profile

Stage 14 profile

Stage 15, Sunday, September 3: Alcalá la Real - Sierra Nevada, 127 km

Vuelta Stage 15 profile

Stage 15 profile

Rest day Monday, September 4: Logroño 

Stage 16, Tuesday September 5: Circuito de Navarra - Logroño 42 km individual time trial

Vuelta stage 16 profile

Stage 16 profile

Stage 17, Wednesday, September 6: Villadiego - Los Machucos, 180 km

Vuelta stage 17 profile

Stage 17 profile

Stage 18, Thursday, September 7: Suances - Santo Toribio de Liébana, 168.5 km

Stage 18 profile

Stage 18 profile

Stage 19, Friday, September 8: Caso - Gijón, 153 km

Vuelta stage 19 profile

Stage 19 profile

Stage 20, Saturday, September 9: Corvera de Asturias - Alto de l'Angliru, 119.2 km

Vuelta stage 20 profile

Stage 20 profile

Stage 21, Sunday, September 10: Arroyomolinos - Madrid, 101.9 km

Stage 20 profile

Stage 21 profile


The Route:

Running from Saturday August 19th to Sunday September 10th 2017, the Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,297.7 kilometres.

Distinctive aspects of the race:

NOT JUST SPAIN
The 72nd edition of the Vuelta will depart, for the third time in its history, from another country. The tour will take off from the French city of Nîmes, and two stages will take place entirely on Gaul territory. We will also ride through Andorra, which will host a finale and a departure.

BONUSES
The race continues to have the same bonus points system that awards 10, 6 and 4 seconds to the first three riders in each stage, respectively, and 3, 2 and 1 seconds to the first three riders to complete each intermediate sprint.

POINTS
In the Vuelta, not only the general classification is at stake, riders also fight to be first in the points classification, or to become King of the Mountain in each edition. Points are obtained through the following system: 25 points are given to the stage winner, 20 to the rider that takes second place, 16 to the rider that comes third, 14 to 4th place, 12 to 5th place and then from 10 to 1 point between 6th and 15th place, respectively. Intermediate sprints award 4, 2 and 1 points to the first three riders to complete each one.


Editor's note: As of mid-November, this is all we know about the 2017 Vuelta. The race will finish in Madrid. The 2016 Vuelta route was revealed in early January of 2016:

The director of Unipublic, Javier Guillén and Julien Plantier, the Nimes Council Sports Managing Director, have taken the opportunity of the Spanish tour's imminent arrival in France to officially present the Grand Departure of the 2017 Vuelta.

The Village of the 13th stage was the setting for the official announcement that the 72nd edition of the Vuelta will start in Nimes the following 19th of August and end in Madrid on the 10th of September. Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, as well as an ample delegation of the city of Nimes, were in attendance.

“For us it is a privilege, a source of great pride and further proof that the Vuelta is able to cross borders”, said Javier Guillén. The director of the Vuelta attended a bull fight featuring José Tomás during a private trip and ended up falling in love with a city that he, himself, describes as “extraordinary, with many aesthetic resources, tradition, heritage and a public that loves cycling, Spain and all things Spanish”, he added.

Julien Plantier pointed out that the Nimes authorities will do all they can to ensure that the event is “a success, in every aspect: sports, tourism and economically” and that the route that is being established is “simply spectacular”.

The first stage of the 2017 Vuelta will be a team time trial that will take place entirely within Nimes, highlighting the modern and traditional aspects of the city. “The Roman Amphitheatre – a candidate to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is the great icon that we would like to showcase”, explained Guillén. They also revealed that at least one more stage would take place on French soil. The rest is a surprise.