After a well-deserved rest day, La Vuelta will spend the whole day in France for the third time in the race’s history, following the first two stages held in 2017. The riders will start from Jurançon, riding among the vineyards that bring international renown to this small commune in southern France, which is famous for two types of white wine, with very distinct flavours, and which are highly sought after by wine connoisseurs.
A frequent location in the Tour de France, Pau will welcome the peloton of La Vuelta in 19. There is a long list of cyclists that have ridden to victory in this city. The honour board includes names ranging from Fausto Coppi to Marcel Kittel, including others such as Sean Kelly, and more recently Arnaud Démare, who was the first across the finishing line in Pau in the 2018 Tour de France.