Vuelta 2022: Route & Rumours

Vuelta 2022 The RouteThe Big Start of La Vuelta will be hosted by the Dutch city Utrecht on Friday 19 August. After a TTT and two more flat stages in the Netherlands the Spanish Grand Tour returns to home soil, possibly the Basque Country. Cyclingstage.com brings you the confirmed Gran Salida and the circulating route rumours.

The 1st stage will be a TTT in front of roaring city crowds before two flat races – stage 2 from ‘s Hertogenbosch to Utrecht, stage 3 an out-and-back race in Breda – round out the Dutch Gran Salida.

Reportedly, La Vuelta will continue in the Basque Country. Stage 4 is rumoured to go from Vitoria Gasteiz to Laguardia before stage 5 is said to finish at the wide Gran Vía in Bilbao. A summit finish at Pico Jano in Cantabria is on the cards on the sixth day of action. The 12.7 kilometres climb averages 6.4%.

In the course of the Spanish Grand Tour a race from Trujillo to an uphill finish in Piornal – at an elevation of 1,175 metres – is also in the pipeline, while a race from Elche to Alicante has already been confirmed.

At a later stage, La Vuelta is also set to finish in the Sierra Bermeja, while there are rumours spreading about a summit finish at the Puerto de Peñas Blancas, or, possibly even 4 kilometres higher up the mountain at the Pico de los Reales. If so, the finish climb would that day add up 21 kilometres. Wherever the finish will be, the climb starts in Estepona, so virtually on the beach of the Mediterranean Sea.

The final stage of La Vuelta will be a flat race into Madrid.

The route of the 2022 Vuelta is set to will be announced on 16 December at 19.30 Spanish time (CET).

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