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Vuelta a Espana to Hold Women's Race

The women’s race will be held on the Paseo de la Castellana boulevard in central Madrid, which will return to hosting the last stage of the Vuelta in 2015 – after this year’s finish in Santiago de Compostela.

As a follow up to this year’s successful women’s race, La Course, which was held during the final stage of the Tour de France along the famous Champs Elysées, organizers for the Vuelta are hoping to capitalize on the same success.  

“We’re working on the details and currently putting it all together,” Vuelta race director Javier Guillén told the media. “It would be on the last day, in Madrid.”

“It would be very similar to La Course, and have the same objective: to help boost women’s cycling and try to give it the same kind of high-profile it gained in France on the last day of the men’s Tour.”

However, Guillén could not confirm if the Vuelta would follow the Tour’s example of awarding equal prize money for the women’s race. 

“The important thing is that it’s happening,” he said.

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