Vuelta a España organisers reveal location of 2018 race start

Southern city of Malaga to host start with either individual or team time trial

A team or individual time trial will kick off the 2018 Vuelta
(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The 2018 Vuelta a España will start in the city of Malaga on August 25, race organiser Unipublic has revealed

The city in the south of Spain will host either an individual time trial or a team time trial on Saturday, August 25, with full details likely being announced when the full route is revealed in January.

>>> Vuelta a España route 2017: key climbs and what to expect

The announcement was made at the start of this year's Vuelta a España, which starts on Saturday in the French city of Nîmes with a 13.7km team time trial.

This is the eighth successive year that the Vuelta has started with a team time trial, with the 2009 edition the last time the race started with an individual time trial.

>>> Vuelta a España stage one team time trial start times

The 2017 race comes close to the outskirts of Malaga during stage 12 between Motril and Antequera, with the city having last hosted the start in 2006 when it began with a team time trial.

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