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 2021 red jersey (maillot rojo), given to the General Clarification winner of the Vuelta a España, was won by the Slovenian, Primož Roglič of Team Jumbo–Visma who became just the third rider to win the event for the third year in a row.
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.
Where is the Vuelta a España?
The Vuelta a España is predominantly held in Spain but does visit neighboring countries.
Only three 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.
How do I get to the Vuelta a España?
There are major airports in Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Alicante and Valencia among others.