There are three grand tours in the cycling calendar, the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. Whilst I will follow the progress of these on television, I have yet to go and watch a stage live.
Next year will be my golden opportunity to see the end of a stage, perhaps the best part especially if it is a flat stage where there is normally a sprint finish.
The route of the Vuelta Ciclista a España was announced yesterday in Sevilla and includes the seventh stage from Murcia to Orihuela on the 3rd September. With just a third category climb at Hondon le Frailes, this should be a day for the sprinters.
Details of the actual route into the city will be decided in January when hopefully, I will be able to publish them on this blog.
For more information about next year’s tour click on this link.