Sunday September 11, 2011, is the “D” day. It is a key date for cycling lovers, because the Tour of Spain will end in Madrid, where fans will be able to meet the 66th winner.
But also, in this twenty-first and last part of the tour, the so called “serpiente multicolour” the “multicolour serpent” will start its route from the well-known Jarama Circuit on the outskirts of Madrid.
The cyclists will start the race from the speed circuit of the RACE, this will be the special mark for this last part of the race that traditionally is viewed as an homage to the winner and all his team.
In Madrid, the cyclists will go around a circuit around Paseo de la Castellana, Gran Vía and Paseo del Prado 10 times. The first lap will be, as it is already tradition in cycling, a triumphal parade for the leader and prospective winner, surrounded by all his team.
But after crossing the line for the first time, the war for one of the last victories in this Vuelta a España will start. At the end of it all the sprinters will be able to show off in Plaza de Cibeles.