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2023 Vuelta a España

August 26, 2023 September 17, 2023 CEST

Vuelta a España

The last of professional cycling’s three Grand Tours (after the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France), the 2023 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 2023 Vuelta a España?

The Vuelta a España is held annually, usually held over 3 weeks in the months of August and September. The 2023 edition of the Vuelta will be held from the 26th August to the 17th September 2023.

Where is the 2023 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. The final stage of the Vuelta traditionally finishes in Madrid.

The 2023 Vuelta will officially depart from Barcelona, marking a return to the event for the first time since 2012. The city last hosted the official departure in 1962 and also the end of Stage 6 and start of Stage 7 at the 2009 Tour de France.

The 2023 Vuelta route will be:

Stage 1 (Saturday 26th August 2023) – Barcelona to Barcelona (14.6km Team time trial)
Stage 2 (Sunday 27th August 2023) – Mataró to Barcelona (181.3km hilly stage)
Stage 3 (Monday 28th August 2023) – Súria to Arinsal (Andorra) (158.5km mountain stage)
Stage 4 (Tuesday 29th August 2023) – Andorra la Vella (Andorra) to Tarragona (183.4km hilly stage)
Stage 5 (Wednesday 30th August 2023) – Morella to Burriana (185.7km hilly stage)
Stage 6 (Thursday 31st August 2023) – La Vall d’Uixó to Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (181.3km mountain stage)
Stage 7 (Friday 1st September 2023) – Utiel to Oliva (188.8km flat stage)
Stage 8 (Saturday 2nd September 2023) – Dénia to Xorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior (164.8km mountain stage)
Stage 9 (Sunday 3rd September 2023) – Cartagena to Caravaca de la Cruz (180.9km hilly stage)
Rest Day (Monday 4th September 2023)
Stage 10 (Tuesday 5th September 2023) – Valladolid to Valladolid (25km individual time trial)
Stage 11 (Wednesday 6th September 2023) – Lerma to La Laguna Negra.Vinuesa (163.2km flat stage – uphill finish)
Stage 12 (Thursday 7th September 2023) – Ólvega to Zaragoza (165.4km flat stage)
Stage 13 (Friday 8th September 2023) – Formigal. Huesca la Magia to Col du Tourmalet (134.7km mountain stage)
Stage 14 (Saturday 9th September 2023) – Sauveterre-de-Béarn to Larra-Belagua (161.7km mountain stage)
Stage 15 (Sunday 10th September 2023) – Pamplona to Lekunberri (156.5km hilly stage)
Rest Day (Monday 11th September 2023)
Stage 16 (Tuesday 12th September 2023) – Liencres Playa to Bejes (119.7km flat stage – uphill finish)
Stage 17 (Wednesday 13th September 2023) – Ribadesella/Ribeseya to Altu de L’Angliru (122.6km mountain stage)
Stage 18 (Thursday 14th September 2023) – Pola de Allande to La Cruz de Linares (178.9km mountain stage)
Stage 19 (Friday 15th September 2023) – La Bañeza to Íscar (177.4km flat stage)
Stage 20 (Saturday 16th September 2023) – Manzanares El Real to Guadarrama (208.4km hilly stage)
Stage 21 (Sunday 17th September 2023) – Hipódromo de la Zarzuela to Madrid. Paisaje de la Luz (101km flat stage)

Further information on the route can be accessed on the official website here.

How do I get to the 2023 Vuelta a España?

There are major airports in Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Alicante and Valencia among others.

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Hotels for the 2023 Vuelta a España

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Further Information

Vuelta a España Official Website


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