Rincón de la Victoria, on the Costa del Sol, is making the final preparations for the arrival of the Vuelta a España professional cycle race this Tuesday afternoon, 24 August.
For the first time ever, the seaside town in Malaga province, will be location of the finishing line for a stage of the race, after it has first travelled some 70 kilometres through the Axarquia. There could be a mass sprint to the line, depending on what happens on the Almáchar climb, some 16 kilometres from the finish.
According to the schedule provided by the race organisers the peloton should arrive in Nerja, on the N-340, at around 4pm, before passing through Torrox Costa (4.13pm), Lagos (4.23pm), Algarrobo Costa (4.27pm), Torre del Mar (4.32pm, with an intermediate sprint), and will head towards the outskirts of Vélez to take the detour towards Almáchar, where it will arrive at around 5pm, hitting the summit at 5.06pm.
Next, the multi-coloured snake will pass through Moclinejo (5.17pm) and Benagalbón (5.20pm), before entering Rincón. The arrival is scheduled at 5.40pm (based on an average of speed of 40 km/h) and the race will finish in Avenida del Mediterráneo.
In addition to the usual areas, extra parking spaces have been provided around the town to accommodate spectators.
In addition, two complete floors of the public underground parking in the Plaza de la Constitución will be enable, which will be available to residents and visitors completely free of charge from 8am to 8pm.