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La Vuelta 2018: Final Stage and GC
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 9/16/2018
La Vuelta 2018: Final Stage and GC
 
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September 24, 2018

La Vuelta 2018

Simon Yates secures first Grand Tour win with victory at La Vuelta 2018

After the disappointment of leading the Giro d'Italia for 13 stages only to be toppled by eventual winner Chris Froome, Briton Simon Yates reversed his fortunes with a massive win at LaVuelta., finishing 1'46" ahead of Spaniard Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) with Columbian Miguel Ángel López of Astana Pro Team thrid at 2'04". It completes a clean sweep of wins by British riders at the 2018 Grand Tours., with Geraint Thomas taking the Tour de France, and a total of five in a row.

Final Podium (L-R): Mas, Yates, Lopez

Final Podium (L-R): Mas, Yates, Lopez © Unipublic / Luis Ángel Gómez

The final stage of La Vuelta 18 ended with the usual and spectacular bunch sprint in Madrid. Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) proved again he was the fastest with a third stage victory, ahead of the World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo).

Viviani takes final stage of La Vuelta 2018 rrom Sagan

Viviani takes final stage of La Vuelta 2018 from Sagan © La Vuelta

La Vuelta route map 2018

Route Map © La Vuelta

Final Stage and GC

Stage List

25/8 Individual Time Trial - Málaga › Málaga 8km
26/8 Stage 2 - Marbella › Caminito del Re 163.5km
27/8 Stage 3 - Mijas › Alhaurín de la Torre 178.2km
28/8 Stage 4 - Vélez-Málaga › Alfacar. Sierra de la Alfaguara () 161.4km
29/8 Stage 5 - Granada › Roquetas de Mar 188.7km
30/8 Stage 6 - Huércal-Overa › San Javier. Mar Menor 155.7km
31/8 Stage 7 - Puerto Lumbreras › Pozo Alcón 185.7km
1/9 Stage 8 - Linares › Almadén 195.1km
2/9 Stage 9 - Talavera de la Reina › La Covatilla 200.8km
3/9 Rest day  
4/9 Stage 10 - Salamanca. VIII Centenario Universidad de Salamanc › Fermoselle. Bermillo de Sayago 177km
5/9 Stage 11 - Mombuey › Ribeira Sacra. Luintra 207.8km
6/9 Stage 12 - Mondoñedo › Faro de Estaca de Bares. Mañón 181.1km
7/9 Stage 13 - Candás. Carreño › Valle de Sabero. La Camperona 174.8km
8/9 Stage 14 - Cistierna › Les Praeres. Nava 171km
9/9 Stage 15 - Ribera de Arriba › Lagos de Covadonga 178.2km
10/9 Rest day  
11/9 Stage 16 (ITT) - Santillana del Mar › Torrelavega 32km
12/9 Stage 17 - Getxo › Balcón de Bizkaia 157km
13/9 Stage 18 - Ejea de los Caballeros › Lleida 186.1km
14/9 Stage 19 - Lleida › Andorra. Naturlandia 154.4km
15/9 Stage 20 - Andorra. Escaldes-Engordany › Coll de la Gallina. Santuario de Canolich 97.3km
16/9 Stage 21 - Alcorcón › Madrid 112.3km



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