Ruta del Sol 2022: The Route

Miguel Angel lopez - Ruta del Sol 2022: The Routefoto: Cor VosThe 2022 Ruta del Sol - aka the Vuelta a Andalucía - served a mountainous route. No time trial, but three uphill finishes accounted for selective racing. The race kicked into gear on Wednesday 16 February to finished on Sunday the 20th. (Slideshow route/profile)

The Ruta del Sol returns to its original time slot in February after last year’s May edition.

At 201 kilometres, stage 1 is the longest of this edition. After a series of intermediate ascents the finish lies on a 1.3 kilometres climb to the line. Gonzalo Serrano won here two years ago.

The 2nd stage crosses a number of passes as well, and the finale is also similar. The last kilometre goes up at an unforgiving 11.5%. Ethan Hayter won here last year.

The sprinters are likely to have it their way in the 3rd stage of the Ruta del Sol, while stage 4 is mountainous in the first part and rolling in the second.

The last stage of the Ruta del Sol is packed with three classified climbs and a number of unlabeled ascents, including the toil to the line. The last race features roughly 2,900 metres of climbing.

Ruta del Sol 2022: routes, profiles, more

Click on the images to zoom

Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles
Kämna climbs to victory, Poels seals GC - Ruta del Sol 20 Poels outsprints Lutsenko to take race lead - Ruta del Sol 20 Sheffield wins with late attack, Covi keeps lead - Ruta del Sol 20 Covi climbs into leader's jersey - Ruta del Sol 20 Young Rune Herregodts wins stage 1 - Ruta del Sol 20 Route stage 1: Ubrique - Iznájar - Ruta del Sol 20 Route stage 2: Archidona - Alcalá la Real - Ruta del Sol 20 Route stage 3: Lucena - Otura - Ruta del Sol 20 Route stage 4: Cúllar Vega - Baza - Ruta del Sol 20 Route stage 5: Huesa - Chiclana de Segura - Ruta del Sol 20
More articles
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!