The last of professional cycling’s three Grand Tours (after the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France), the Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) is a 3 week long multiple-stage race held every year, primarily in Spain.
The red jersey (maillot rojo) is given to the General Clarification winner of the Vuelta a España, with Roberto Heras of Spain winning a record four times (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005) followed by Tony Rominger, Alberto Contador and Primož Roglič on three victories.
When is the Vuelta a España?
The Vuelta a España is held annually, usually held over 3 weeks in the months of August and September. The next edition of the Vuelta will be held from the 26th August to the 17th September 2023.
Where is the Vuelta a España?
The Vuelta a España is predominantly held in Spain but does visit neighbouring countries such as Portugal, Andorra and France. The start of the Vuelta is a prestigious event and unlike the other Grand Tours in which it has become common place to start abroad, just four editions of the Vuelta have started outside of Spain:
- 1997: Lisbon, Portugal
- 2009: Assen, Netherlands
- 2017: Nîmes, France
- 2022: Utrecht, Netherlands
The final stage of the Vuelta traditionally finishes in Madrid.
Further information on the route can be accessed on the official website here.
How do I get to the Vuelta a España?
There are major airports in Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Alicante and Valencia among others.
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Hotels for the Vuelta a España
Last Updated on January 28, 2023 by Sports Tourist