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La Vuelta a Espana - Saturday 20th August

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La Vuelta a Espana - Saturday 20th August

Probably not many cycling fans around here but this may be of interest to somebody.

La Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain) which is the next biggest cycle tour behind the Tour De France starts this Saturday with a team time-trial in Benidorm. Each team (of about 9 riders) each take a turn against the clock over a set route. Bradley Wiggins has just been announced to be riding for Britain's Team Sky

You can find more details at lavuelta.com/11pr/en/recorrido/index.html… Then click on the various tabs to see the route etc.

It seems they start out on the Poniente Beach, head up to Terra Mitica and back, then head along the beach front all the way to the end of Levante beach and then back up Av. del Mediterráneo.

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1. Re: La Vuelta a Espana - Saturday 20th August

this race is on eurosport tv channel at 4pm british time

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2. Re: La Vuelta a Espana - Saturday 20th August

Going to be good fun for anybody trying to get in and out of Benidorm, traffic will be a nightmare, don't leave it late if you are heading back to the airport

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3. Re: La Vuelta a Espana - Saturday 20th August

Yep Live at 4pm on EuroSport and highlights at 10pm.

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4. Re: La Vuelta a Espana - Saturday 20th August

The race (team time trial) starts at 1700 on Saturday at the La Cala end of Poniente and the teams will start arriving on the Prom in Levante at about 1714

The race ends at the end of the Prom, Ave Bilbao/ Ave Mediterraneo (at the Triangle in Old Town)

If you cant see it Sat all is not lost !!!

On Sunday the Race starts at one of the Roundabouts up near Terra Natura and goes along the front at La Cala at about 13.30 :o) then head South to Alicante etc

There is actually a Map of the route but typically the Tourist Office here haven't got them yet lols

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5. Re: La Vuelta a Espana - Saturday 20th August

Quick update .......... The Tourist offices now have the Route Map in :o)

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6. Re: La Vuelta a Espana - Saturday 20th August

Its causing us chaos! But its good for the town. Day 2 from La nucia to Oriheula starts more or less outside my house!

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