Vuelta 2018 stage 21: Alcorcón - Madrid 100.9 km

Vuelta 2018 stage 21: Alcorcón - Madrid 100.9 km NB! late start 17.15 CET

From Malaga to final stage at Madrid. The year's last 3 week GT ends on the streets of Madrid. Chapeau to Yates (S) and to all who made it an entertaining race.

At 100.9 kilometres, the final stage of the Vuelta a España runs from Alcorcón to Madrid, places that are actually only 13 kilometres apart. As (almost) always, the Spanish Grand Tour ends on a 5.9 kilometres circuit in the Spanish capital. The route is flat, so we should expect a bunch sprint.

Following a slight detour the riders hit the 5.9 kilometres circuit in the city centre of Madrid. It’s flat and it’s straightforward and it’s raced eleven times. Last edition, Alberto Contador entered the circuit slightly ahead of the others. El campeón was saluted by cheers and applause from the home crowds and he drank in this goodbye.

It’s a safe bet to expect a bunch sprint in Madrid. Previous winners at this arrival are Matteo Trentin (2017), Magnus Cort Nielsen (2016), John Degenkolb (2015, 2012), Michael Matthews (2013), Peter Sagan (2011), and Tyler Farrar (2010). They all won in the sprint.