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The 2011 Vuelta a España is set to begin with a team time trial in Benidorm. The announcement was made on Monday by Gema Amor, the director general of the Costa Blanca Tourism Board.
According to ABC.es, Amor said that the event will be “first class” and aimed towards promoting tourism in the Costa Blanca region. Her statement came at a breakfast meeting between tourism industry representatives and the media in Benidorm.
The 2011 Vuelta begins on August 27 and full details of the Benidorm team time trial will be unveiled along with the rest of the route in Alicante on January 12
It is understood that the opening three days of the race will take place in the Costa Blanca, while the race has also been tipped to make a return to the fearsome Alto de Angliru in the final week. The Vuelta will also visit the Basque Country for the first time in 33 years, with stage finishes in Bilbao and Vitoria.