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Vuelta a España 2018 Rumours

11 Sep 2017 20:00

As the dust from the 2017 edition settles, let's create the thread for posting news and rumours on next year's race.

So far we only know the town hosting the departure. It will be in Malaga on the weekend of 25/26 August.
The link below states that the start is delayed one week to avoid the date clash with the Feria de Malaga, but I see the Tour also starts one week after, surely to minimise the date clash with the World Cup.

http://www.ciclo21.com/vuelta-espana-2018/

It is not yet decided if the opening stage will be a TTT or an ITT. But we haven't had an opening ITT since 2009, and that was before Guillén, so there's little suspense here.

The link also mentions that the 2019 edition is almost sure to start somewhere in the province of Alicante and for 2020 they plan to go abroad and start in Utrech (Nederland).
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12 Sep 2017 19:55

I'm trying to catch up with what has been published about the race departure.
According to Marca, Guillén said that there will be a stage finish in a short or a long climb during the first days around Málaga. There are plenty of them to choose from in the area. It looks a similar script to 2015.

http://www.marca.com/ciclismo/vuelta-espana/2017/08/19/59983949268e3edb478b45f6.html
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14 Sep 2017 19:10

Guillén said in an interview that the Vuelta 2018 will visit the region of Extremadura. Last visit there was in 2013. Who can forget Tony Martin lone breakaway?
Guillén also mentions contacts with Lisboa and the area of Northern Portugal.

http://www.hoy.es/deportes/ciclismo/javier-guillen-dice-20170905001503-ntvo.html?
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14 Sep 2017 19:12

CERLER!
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14 Sep 2017 20:09

I'm catching up with old news. This is from the day the Vuelta finished in Cuenca, almost 3 weeks ago!

The President of the region of Castilla la Mancha has proposed to Unipublic the towns of Almadén and Talavera de la Reina to host a stage finish in 2018, and Toledo to host a stage finish in 2019.
Interestingly, the 2011 Vuelta had a stage departing from Almadén and finishing in Talavera de la Reina. Both towns are close to the border between Castilla la Mancha and Extremadura.

http://ahoraclm.com/2017/08/26/page-propone-proximo-ano-la-vuelta-ciclista-espana-visite-talavera/
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14 Sep 2017 20:53

I want

Gamoniteiro
Pradel
Fuente Escondida because why the hell not
Gravel roads
Pico Veleta south side
Canary Islands
Prologue

ONE TIMEEE
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
-Kwibus, one of the great philosophers of the 21st century
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Re:

14 Sep 2017 21:04

Red Rick wrote:I want

Gamoniteiro
Pradel
Fuente Escondida because why the hell not
Gravel roads
Pico Veleta south side
Canary Islands
Prologue

ONE TIMEEE


Gamoniteiro: the Angliru's brother. According to Guillén, it would be an extraordinary climb for Vuelta but there is not enough space at the top of it.

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Pico Veleta: the problem is the wind, too strong over there.

Canary islands: the problem here is the logistic. Too expensive for Vuelta.
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14 Sep 2017 21:05

So Gamoniteiro is never gonna happen?
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
-Kwibus, one of the great philosophers of the 21st century
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Re: Vuelta a España 2018 Rumours

14 Sep 2017 21:06

ice&fire wrote:
The link also mentions that the 2019 edition is almost sure to start somewhere in the province of Alicante and for 2020 they plan to go abroad and start in Utrech (Nederland).


Wales is putting together a bid for a Giro start/stage (per various BBC articles recently. RCS were there for the ToB stage in Wales). I don't know if they will try for as early as 2020, but maybe the next foreign start after that.
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Re: Vuelta a España 2018 Rumours

14 Sep 2017 21:07

Catwhoorg wrote:
ice&fire wrote:
The link also mentions that the 2019 edition is almost sure to start somewhere in the province of Alicante and for 2020 they plan to go abroad and start in Utrech (Nederland).


Wales is putting together a bid for a Giro start/stage (per various BBC articles recently. RCS were there for the ToB stage in Wales). I don't know if they will try for as early as 2020, but maybe the next foreign start after that.


I just read that next years start of the Giro is in ISrael...
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Re:

14 Sep 2017 22:35

Red Rick wrote:So Gamoniteiro is never gonna happen?

They need to find an excuse to send some bulldozers up there to make a parking. I can't see it happening soon, but who knows? They did it at the top of Ancares three years ago. Where there is a will there is a way ;)
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Re: Re:

15 Sep 2017 03:28

Asturiano wrote:
Red Rick wrote:I want

Gamoniteiro
Pradel
Fuente Escondida because why the hell not
Gravel roads
Pico Veleta south side
Canary Islands
Prologue

ONE TIMEEE


Gamoniteiro: the Angliru's brother. According to Guillén, it would be an extraordinary climb for Vuelta but there is not enough space at the top of it.

Image

Pico Veleta: the problem is the wind, too strong over there.

Canary islands: the problem here is the logistic. Too expensive for Vuelta.


Image

Once they reach the top, let them slide into their team's bus.
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15 Sep 2017 16:56

lenric wrote:
Asturiano wrote:
Red Rick wrote:I want

Gamoniteiro
Pradel
Fuente Escondida because why the hell not
Gravel roads
Pico Veleta south side
Canary Islands
Prologue

ONE TIMEEE


Gamoniteiro: the Angliru's brother. According to Guillén, it would be an extraordinary climb for Vuelta but there is not enough space at the top of it.

Image

Pico Veleta: the problem is the wind, too strong over there.

Canary islands: the problem here is the logistic. Too expensive for Vuelta.


Image

Once they reach the top, let them slide into their team's bus.


They can slide to the top of Angliru and I'm not joking.
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Re: Re:

15 Sep 2017 17:51

Asturiano wrote:
lenric wrote:
Asturiano wrote:
Red Rick wrote:I want

Gamoniteiro
Pradel
Fuente Escondida because why the hell not
Gravel roads
Pico Veleta south side
Canary Islands
Prologue

ONE TIMEEE


Gamoniteiro: the Angliru's brother. According to Guillén, it would be an extraordinary climb for Vuelta but there is not enough space at the top of it.

Image

Pico Veleta: the problem is the wind, too strong over there.

Canary islands: the problem here is the logistic. Too expensive for Vuelta.


Image

Once they reach the top, let them slide into their team's bus.


They can slide to the top of Angliru and I'm not joking.


Crowdfund to build a road inbetween?
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
-Kwibus, one of the great philosophers of the 21st century
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15 Sep 2017 17:59

More old news.

The president of the region of Cantabria was delighted with the impact of the Machucos stage in terms of promotion and economic return and said that the race will return to the region next year.

I can imagine his chat with Froome at the start of the stage to Santo Toribio:
I heard you said yesterday that Los Machucos is a climb you'd never like to ride again. Would you like Peña Cabarga instead?

He also said that he would like to have in the future a stage through the Tunel de la Engaña. That's a two-way tunnel in an abandoned railway they plan to restore for hikers and cyclists. The tunnel is just halfway to one of the easiest climbs connecting Cantabria with Burgos (Estacas de Trueba) and is almost 7km long. I can't see a race going through a tunnel that long and having the finish near the entry would be just a lame MTF of 7km @ 5%.

http://www.europapress.es/cantabria/noticia-vuelta-espana-volvera-cantabria-2018-20170907165523.html
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15 Sep 2017 18:04

So Pena Cabarga again?
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
-Kwibus, one of the great philosophers of the 21st century
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15 Sep 2017 18:12

Red Rick wrote:So Pena Cabarga again?

That was just my (admitedly bad) joke about Cantabrian climbs and Froome. Nothing is known yet.
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15 Sep 2017 21:46

Crowdfund to build a road inbetween?


No a good idea. There is a protected envoirement there.
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15 Sep 2017 21:52

Asturias agin (the Spanish Paradise), yes it's for cycling:

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15 Sep 2017 22:00

Asturias again:

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