Vuelta a España 2018 stage one time trial start times

Our first glimpses of form, or otherwise, will be in an 8 kilometre time trial on Saturday

Nairo Quintana on stage 19 of the 2016 Vuelta a España. Image Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Vuelta a España 2018 kicks off on Saturday with an 8 kilometre time trial in Málaga.

The profile of the course is predominately flat - though there's a short and sharp climb around half way.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.