If you own a property in Marbella, Costa del Sol or are planning to be in the area during the latter half of the summer (2015) you will be able to witness one of Spain’s most prestigious cycling events – La Vuelta a España or La Vuelta. The cycling event will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year and even more exciting, the historic town of Marbella has been given the honour of firing the starting gun on this auspicious occasion.
The cycling event is scheduled to set off from Puerto Banus on 22nd August and will continue until the 13th September. The participants will cycle through mountains, hills, and the countryside and will compete to reach the finish line to bag the prize money expected to be over 100,000€.
La Vuelta or Tour of Spain is one of the three grand cycling competitions in Europe, along with Tour de France and Tour of Italy. More than 200 cyclists from 20 teams are expected to take part in this arduous cycling event this year. The race is broken down into different stages and cyclists must complete all the stages in 23 days, including two rest days. The participant who reaches the finish line in the shortest time will be considered the winner. The event organizers have also decided to reward winners in all 21 stages.
The very first La Vuelta took place in 1935 but it wasn’t until after the World War II that it gained immense popularity and prestige internationally. The event has contributed a lot to tourism and the real estate on the Costa del Sol, as it attracts many tourists from all around the world who fall in love with the area and end up investing in a luxury apartment or villas available for sale in Marbella. It is expected that this magnificent cycle competition will attract even greater numbers of tourists to Spain this year.
A number of cycling events take place in Spain every year, but La Vuelta is a one of a kind event because of its unique format. The world’s best athletes take part in this challenging cycling competition to test their strength and endurance. The event offers a life-changing experience to the participants. For more information about the race visit the official La Vuelta website and contact Bromley Estates Marbella for details of properties for sale in Marbella and along the cycle route.