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2021 Vuelta a España
August 14, 2021 - September 5, 2021
The last of professional cycling’s three Grand Tours (after the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France), the 2021 Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) is a 3 week long multiple-stage race held every year, primarily in Spain.
The 2020 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 won the event for the second year in a row.
Where is the 2021 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
The final stage of the Vuelta traditionally finishes in Madrid.
The 2021 Vuelta will start in the Northern city of Burgos with a 8 kilometre individual time trial, finishing with a 33.7 kilometre individual time trial in Santiago de Compostela – the first finish outside of Madrid since 2014.
The 2021 Vuelta route will be:
Stage 1 (Saturday 14th August 2021) – Burgos to Burgos (8km individual time trial)
Stage 2 (Sunday 15th August 2021) – Caleuega to Burgos (169.5km flat stage)
Stage 3 (Monday 16th August 2021) – Santo Domingo de Silos to Picón Blanco (203km flat stage)
Stage 4 (Tuesday 17th August 2021) – El Burgo de Osma to Molina de Aragón (163.6km flat stage)
Stage 5 (Wednesday 18th August 2021) – Tarancón to Albacete (184.4km flat stage)
Stage 6 (Thursday 19th August 2021) – Requena to Alto de Cullera (159km flat stage)
Stage 7 (Friday 20th August 2021) – Gandia to Balcón de Alicante (152km mountain stage)
Stage 8 (Saturday 21st August 2021) – Santa Pola to La Manga del Mar Menor (163.3km flat stage)
Stage 9 (Sunday 22nd August 2021) – Puerto Lumbreras to Alto de Velefique (187.8km mountain stage)
Rest Day (Monday 23rd August 2021)
Stage 10 (Tuesday 24th August 2021) – Roquetas de Mar to Rincón de la Victoria (190.2km hilly stage)
Stage 11 (Wednesday 25th August 2021) – Antequera to Valdepeñas de Jaén (131.6km hilly stage)
Stage 12 (Thursday 26thAugust 2021) –Jaén to Córdoba (166.7km hilly stage)
Stage 13 (Friday 27th August 2021) – Belmez to Villanueva de la Serena (197.2km flat stage)
Stage 14 (Saturday 28th August 2021) – Don Benito to Pico Villuercas (159.7km mountain stage)
Stage 15 (Sunday 29th August 2021) – Navalmoral de la Mata to El Barraco (193.4km mountain stage)
Rest Day (Monday 30th August 2021)
Stage 16 (Tuesday 31st August 2021) – Laredo to Santa Cruz de Bezana (170.8km flat stage)
Stage 17 (Wednesday 1st September 2021) – Unquerra to Lagos de Covadonga (181.6km mountain stage)
Stage 18 (Thursday 2nd September 2021) – Salas to Alto de Gamoniteiru (159.2km mountain stage)
Stage 19 (Friday 3rd September 2021) – Tapia to Monforte de Lemos (187.8km hilly stage)
Stage 20 (Saturday 4th September 2021) – Sanxenxo to Mos (173.6km mountain stage)
Stage 21 (Sunday 5th September 2021) – Padrón to Santiago de Compostela (33.7km individiual time trial)
Further information on the route can be accessed on the official website here.
How do I get to the 2021 Vuelta a España?
There are major airports in Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Alicante and Valencia among others.
Where to stay in Spain