The Navarra Circuit joined the list of La Vuelta’s circuits in 2017, along with Assen, Jerez and the Jarama track. The region’s fastest bends will mark the start of a stage which unlike two years ago will be a non-time trial linear stage. Almost 4,000 metres of asphalt that’ll give the pack a respite before they head up to the peaks of the Cantabrian Mountains.
In 2011, La Vuelta returned to Euskadi-The Basque Country after years of absence, and it did so with a stage finish in Bilbao. Igor Antón was the winner on that occasion, and bathed in glory he retired from the professional peloton at the end of La Vuelta 18. Bilbao is the capital of the province of Bizkaia and the birthplace of cycling in our country. The riders and stage winners may change from one year to the next, but not so the scenes of thousands of cycling aficionados cheering the peloton on as it passes. A passion that has made the Basque Country the stuff of legend in the world of international cycling.