Cycling - Tour of Spain set for Costa del Sol start in 2015

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Cycling - Tour of Spain set for Costa del Sol start in 2015
Giant's German rider John Degenkolb (2nd L) sprints to cross the finish line of the fifth stage of the 69th edition of "La Vuelta" Tour of Spain, a 180km ride from Priego de Cordoba to Ronda, on August 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)

- The Tour of Spain will start in the Costa del Sol to celebrate its 80th anniversary next year.

Ahead of this year's sixth stage in Benalmadena on Thursday, organisers said that the race will start with three or four stages in the Malaga region.

It is also expected that the final stage of the race will return to Madrid in 2015.

The capital doesn't feature at all in this year's route as the final stage is an individual time trial through the historic northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela.


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