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La Vuelta 2017 General Discussion
« on: December 13, 2016, 09:23 »
All the news and info re the build up to the 2017 Vuelta
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    Re: La Vuelta 2017 General Discussion
    « Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 09:22 »
    leaked route maybe

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    Re: La Vuelta 2017 General Discussion
    « Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 14:41 »
    Anyone know whether the route pres will be available in English anywhere? Live.
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    Re: La Vuelta 2017 General Discussion
    « Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 15:24 »
    No Idea Joel
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    Re: La Vuelta 2017 General Discussion
    « Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 08:26 »


    The route

    The Vuelta a España 2017 will be held from Saturday August 19 to Sunday, September 10, 2017 and will have 21 stages, with a total route of around 3 297.7 kilometers.

    5 flat stages and one flat with top finish
    8 stages mid - mountain
    5 mountain stages
    1 stage team time trial
    1 stage individual time trial

    Testing Features

    13.8 km team time trial
    42 km individual time trial
    50 mountain passes
    2 days off
    NOT ONLY SPAIN
    The 72nd edition of La Vuelta will start for the third time in its history, from abroad. The round will start from the French city of Nîmes, and two stages will be played entirely in French territory. We will also tour Andorra, which will host an arrival and a stage departure.

    BONUSES
    The race remains the same bonus format, which will award 10, 6 and 4 seconds to the first three of each stage, respectively, and 3, 2 and 1 second to the first runners to go through each intermediate sprint

    POINTS
    In addition to being leaders in general, cyclists also fight for the points classification or be the best climbers in each edition. The points are awarded according to the following system: you get 25 points for the first classified stage, 20 the second, 16 the third, 14 the fourth, 12 the fifth and then from 10 to 1 between the sixth and fifteenth. The intermediate sprints reward with 4, 2 and 1 point to the first three cyclists in surpassing each one.

    14 unpublished stage outputs

    Nîmes (output of Step 1)
    Prades Conflent Canigou (output of Step 3)
    Vila-real (output of Step 6)
    Llíria (output of Step 7)
    Orihuela. City Poet Miguel Hernández (output of Step 9)
    Motril (output of Step 12)
    Coin (output of Step 13)
    Alcalá la Real (output of Step 15)
    Circuito de Navarra (output of Step 16)
    Villadiego ( Step out of 17)
    Suances (output of Step 18)
    Case. Redes Natural Park (Exit Stage 19)
    Corvera de Asturias (output of Step 20)
    Arroyomolinos (output of Step 21)

    8 unpublished stage ends

    Nîmes (meta Stage 1)
    Gruissan. Grand Narbonne (meta Stage 2)
    Alcossebre (goal of Step 5)
    ElPozo Food (goal of Step 10)
    Antequera. The dolmens (meta Stage)
    Tomares (goal of Step 13)
    The Machucos. Cow monument Pasiega (goal of Step 17)
    Santo Toribio de Liebana (goal of Step 18)

    Vuelta a España 2017 route:

    Saturday, August 19th – stage 1: Nîmes (France), 13.8km (TTT)
    Sunday, August 20th – stage 2: Nîmes (France) - Gruissan (France), 201km
    Monday, August 21st – stage 3: Prades (France) - Andorra la Vella (Andorra), 158.5km
    Tuesday, August 22nd – stage 4: Escaldes (Andorra) - Tarragona (Spain), 193km
    Wednesday, August 23rd – stage 5: Benicassim - Ermita Santa Lucia, 173.4km (summit finish 1)
    Thursday, August 24th – stage 6: Vila Real - Sagunto, 198km
    Friday, August 25th – stage 7: Lliria - Cuenca, 205.2km
    Saturday, August 26th – stage 8: Hellín - Xorret de Catí, 184km (summit finish 2)
    Sunday, August 27th – stage 9: Orihuela - Cumbres del Sol, 176.3km (summit finish 3)
    Monday, August 28th – first rest day
    Tuesday, August 29th – stage 10: Caravaca de la Cruz - ElPozo Alimentación, 171km
    Wednesday, August  – stage 11: Lorca - Calar Alto, 188km (summit finish 4)
    Thursday, August 31st – stage 12: Motril - Antequera, 161.4km
    Friday, September 1st – stage 13 Coín - Tomares, 197km
    Saturday, September 2nd – stage 14: Écija - La Pandera, 185.5km (summit finish 5)
    Sunday, September 3rd – stage 15: Alcalá la Real - Sierra Nevada, 127km (summit finish 6)
    Monday, September 4th – second rest day: transfer
    Tuesday, September 5th – stage 16: Circuito de Navarra - Logroño, 42km (ITT)
    Wednesday, September 6th – stage 17: Villadiego - Los Machucos, 180km (summit finish 7)
    Thursday, September 7th – stage 18: Suances - Santo Toribio de Liébana, 168.5km (summit finish 8)
    Friday, September 8th – stage 19: Caso - Gijon, 153km
    Saturday, September 9th – stage 20: Corvera - Angliru, 119.2km (summit finish 9)
    Sunday, September 10th – stage 21: Arroyomolinos - Madrid, 101.9km

    More Info http://www.lavuelta.com/la-vuelta/2017/es/recorrido-general.html
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    Re: La Vuelta 2017 General Discussion
    « Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 08:33 »
    looks like a decent route for Vuelta standards







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