The 2024 Vuelta starts in Lisbon with three stages in Portugal

Lisbon, Oeiras and Cascais will welcome that official start of the Vuelta 24. AS proposed this possibility last week and Javier Guillén, director of the Vuelta, made it official at the La Zarzuela racecourse before starting the 21st and final stage of the 23rd La Vuelta. Joao Mira GomesPortuguese ambassador to Spain; Maria de Lurdes ValeRepresentatives of Portuguese Tourism in Madrid; Carla RochaSports City Councilor of Oeiras, and Francisco Kreye, sports councilor of Cascais, were present. The 79th edition of the Vuelta begins on August 17, 2024 and ends as usual in Madrid on September 8th.

Opening day begins in Lisbonthe city of seven hills, and will end in Oeiras. In the second phase the train starts Cascais and on the way north he will go into the city Ourem. The third stage of the Vuelta 24 through Portuguese territory will take place between cities Lousa And Branco Castle. Lisbon already knows what it’s like to give the official starting signal for the Vuelta. In fact, it was the first foreign city to host a start of the race.

Specifically, it was the issue of 1997, the year in which the Portuguese capital hosted the first three stages of the competition. This historic edition ended in Madrid with the victory of Alex Zulle. Departures from Lisbon, Oeiras and Cascais It will be the fifth start abroad in the race’s 89-year history. In addition to the already mentioned Lisbon, The race started in Assen (2009), Nimes (2017) and Utrecht (2022).

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