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Next year's Vuelta to kick off with time trial in Malaga city

Next year's Vuelta to kick off with time trial in Malaga city
  • The start of the ten-kilometre first stage will have the city's Centre Pompidou as backdrop

The image of Malaga and its iconic Centre Pompidou cube will dominate the opening stage of the Vuelta a España next year when the province once more plays host to the starting point.

It has been confirmed that the 2018 race will get under way in Malaga with an individual time trial starting at the cube designed by Daniel Buren, before embarking on a ten-kilometre route which will finish in the centre, on Calle Márquez de Larios.

This is the third time that the capital of the Costa del Sol has hosted the start of the race, doing so in 2000 and 2006, while Puerto Banús was chosen in 2016.

The Vuelta will start on 25 August 2018, later than usual, as the Tour de France has also been put back so that it doesn't clash with the football World Cup Finals in Russia.