For the first time in its history, the race will start from Las Salinas de Torrevieja, a unique natural enclave that stands out especially for the beauty and uniqueness of its salt mountains and its pink lagoon.
La Vuelta 2019 will start on Saturday, August 24th from Las Salinas de Torrevieja with a 18-kilometre team time trial. The general director of La Vuelta, Javier Guillén, states that Alicante is a province historically linked to cycling and a paradise for the practice of this sport, since it combines sea, mountain, ports and plains, as well as a perfect climate. Therefore, he highlighted the fact that many national and international teams choose the Alicante territory to prepare for the season.
On Sunday, August 25th, the cyclists will show their qualities and resilience in an eminently coastal mountain half day. Benidorm will be the starting point of this stage that will also run through the towns of La Nucía, Polop, Callosa d’en Sarrià, Guadalest, Benimantell, Benifato, Confrides, Benasau, Benilloba, Alcoi, Cocentaina, Muro of Alcoy, L’Alqueria d’Asnar, Benimarfull, Planes, Almudaina, Benillup, Millena, Gorga, Quatretondeta, Facheca, Famorca, Castell de Castells, Benigembla, Alcalalí, Xaló, Llíber, Parcent, Senija, Benissa, El Poble Nou de Benitatxell and Teulada-Moraira.
In total, 193 kilometres of spectacle and excitement including three mountain passes -Puerto de Confrides, Alto de Benilloba and Alto de Puig Llorença- and a spectacular finale in Calp, with the imposing Ifach Rock as a backdrop.
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