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2020 Vuelta a España
October 20, 2020 - November 8, 2020
The 2020 Vuelta was originally due to take place between the 14th August and 6th September 2020, however will be held later in the year due to the Tour de France now taking place in August/September because of the Coronavirus pandemic. It will now be held between Tuesday 20th October and Sunday 8th November 2020 and overlap with the 2020 Giro d’Italia.
The 75th edition of the Vuelta a España was due to start outside of Spain for only the fourth time in the event’s history, with Utrecht to become the first city to host stages of all three Grand Tours. However the first 3 stages were cancelled, as there were complexities involved in Utrecht hosting the race during the Autumn following the postponement of the Vuelta.
The 2019 race was won by the Slovenian, Primož Roglič (see below) of Team Jumbo–Visma who became the first person from his country to win a Grand Tour event.
2020 Vuelta a España Route
The 2020 Vuelta a España route has been unveiled, with the race now shortened to 18 stages due to the original start in Utrecht in the Netherlands being cancelled. The Vuelta will now start in the Basque Country for the first time since 1961:
Stage 1 (Tuesday 20th October) – Irun to Arrate
Stage 2 (Wednesday 21st October) – Pamplona to Lekunberri
Stage 3 (Thursday 22nd October) – Lodosa to La Laguna Negra de Vinuesa
Stage 4 (Friday 23rd October) – Garray to Ejea de los Caballeros
Stage 5 (Saturday 24th October) – Huesca to Sabiñánigo
Stage 6 (Sunday 25th October) – Biescas to Col du Tourmalet (France)
Stage 7 (Tuesday 27th October) – Vitoria-Gasteiz to Villanueva de Valdegovia
Stage 8 (Wednesday 28th October) – Logroño to Alto de Moncalvillo
Stage 9 (Thursday 29th October) – Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo
Stage 10 (Friday 30th October) – Castro Urdiales to Suances
Stage 11 (Saturday 31st October) – Villaviciosa to Alto de la Farrapona
Stage 12 (Sunday 1st November) – La Pola Llaviana to Alto de L’Angliru
Stage 13 (Tuesday 3rd November) – Muros to Mirador de Ézaro
Stage 14 (Wednesday 4th November) – Lugo to Ourense
Stage 15 (Thursday 5th November) – Mos to Porto (Portugal)
Stage 16 (Friday 6th November) – Viseu (Portugal) to Ciudad Rodrigo
Stage 17 (Saturday 7th November) – Sequeros to Alto de la Covatilla
Stage 18 (Sunday 8th November) – Hipódromo de la Zarzuela to Madrid
Further information on the 2020 route can be accessed on the official website here.
Vuelta a España – Guide
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