2022 Vuelta a España
August 19 - September 11
The last of professional cycling’s three Grand Tours (after the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France), the 2022 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.
Where is the 2022 Vuelta a España?
The Vuelta a España is predominantly held in Spain but does visit neighbouring 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 2022 Vuelta will start outside of Spain for just the fourth time, beginning in the Dutch city of Utrecht with a team time trial. The second stage will be held from ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Utrecht before a circuit starting and finishing in Breda.
The 2022 Vuelta route will be:
Stage 1 (Friday 19th August 2022) – Utrecht (Team time trial) Stage 2 (Saturday 20th August 2022) – ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Utrecht Stage 3 (Sunday 21st August 2022) – Breda Rest Day (Monday 22nd August 2022) Stage 4 (Tuesday 23rd August 2022) – TBC Stage 5 (Wednesday 24th August 2022) – TBC Stage 6 (Thursday 25th August 2022) – TBC Stage 7 (Friday 26th August 2022) – TBC Stage 8 (Saturday 27th August 2022) – TBC Stage 9 (Sunday 28th August 2022) – TBC Rest Day (Monday 29th August 2022) Stage 10 (Tuesday 30th August 2022) – TBC Stage 11 (Wednesday 31st August 2022) – TBC Stage 12 (Thursday 1st September 2022) – TBC Stage 13 (Friday 2nd September 2022) – TBC Stage 14 (Saturday 3rd September 2022) – TBC Stage 15 (Sunday 4th September 2022) – TBC Rest Day (Monday 5th September 2022) Stage 16 (Tuesday 6th September 2022) – TBC Stage 17 (Wednesday 7th September 2022) – TBC Stage 18 (Thursday 8th September 2022) – TBC Stage 19 (Friday 9th September 2022) – TBC Stage 20 (Saturday 10th September 2022) – TBC Stage 21 (Sunday 11th September 2022) – TBC
Further information on the route can be accessed on the official website here.
How do I get to the 2022 Vuelta a España?
There are major airports in Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Alicante and Valencia among others.
Hotels for the 2022 Vuelta a España