CyclingVuelta a Espana 2022: Schedule, How to Watch, Routes, and Teams

Vuelta a Espana 2022: Schedule, How to Watch, Routes, and Teams

One of the biggest cycling events of the year, Vuelta a Espana, is just around the corner with the multi-stage bicycle race starting this Friday in Utrecht, Netherlands. Let us find out all the details regarding the Vuelta a Espana 2022.

Nicknamed La Vuelta, this race is a part of the UCI World Tour and was established in 1935. It is considered among the most reputed races in the world because of its grand-tour status along with two other events, Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.  La Vuelta mainly takes place in Spain, although the race track does cover parts of other bordering countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, and Portugal.

2022 Vuelta a Espana marks the 77th edition of the prestigious event. Being the final grand tour of the year, the hype for this year’s Tour of Spain is massive in the bicycle racing world. This 21-stage and the 3-week-long race will feature the best cyclists in the world.

The defending champion, Richard Carapaz, who has won the last three La Vuelta, is back this year to lift the trophy in Madrid for the fourth time in a row. Other than Carapay, some of the names to look out for are; Alejandro Valverde, Remco Evenepoel, and Simon Yates.

When will the event be held?

Vuelta a Vuelta a Espana 2022 is set to be held between August 19 – September 11. 21 stages of intense racing will be played out in 3-weeks of racing

Vuelta a Vuelta a Espana 2022: Schedule

Stage Date Start Time- Finish Time (CET)
1 19 August 18:30- 20:22
2 20 August 13:15- 17:30
3 21 August 12:25- 17:15
4 23 August 13:40- 17:30
5 24 August 12:45- 17:30
6 25 August 12:20- 17:30
7 26 August 12:30- 17:30
8 27 August 13:10- 17:30
9 28 August 12:40- 17:30
10 30 August 14:40- 17:30
11 31 August 12:35- 17:30
12 1 September 12:25- 17:30
13 2 September 13:15- 17:30
14 3 September 13:05- 17:30
15 4 September 13:05- 17:30
16 6 September 12:45- 17:30
17 7 September 13:05- 17:30
18 8 September 12:10- 17:30
19 9 September 13:55- 17:30
20 10 September 12:45- 17:30
21 11 September 17:10- 19:58

How to Watch Vuelta a Espana 2022?

Vuelta a Espana 2022 will be available to watch on TV and on Livestream both. Let us have a look at how to watch La Vuelta and catch all the action from the Tour of Spain.

Eurosport: 

Eurosport will air the event live for the people across Europe, including the UK.

Discovery+:

Discovery is the official live stream partner of Eurosport and will carry the broadcast of Eurosport

GCN+:

GCN+ also has the rights to telecast the race in specific regions of Europe.

Peacock Premium:

Peacock is a live streaming service that will let you access the live coverage of the race. The subscription to peacock costs $4.99/month.

Other than these, platforms such as; SBS and RTVE will broadcast Vuelta a Espana 2022 for their respective regions in Australia and Spain.

Where will the event be held?

The Vuelta a Espana 2022 is generally held in Spain and its neighboring countries. This year is no different as the race will start in Utrecht, Netherlands, and finish in Madrid, the capital of Spain. 

The participating cyclists will travel 3,280.5 km in the 21-days of racing across the tracks of three countries, Spain, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Vuelta a Espana 2022: Routes and Stages

  • Stage 1:

Utrecht – Utrecht (23.3km)- TTT

  • Stage 2:

‘s-Hertogenbosch – Utrecht 175.1km- Flat

  • Stage 3:

Breda – Breda 193.5km- Flat

  • Stage 4

Vitoria-Gasteiz – Laguardia 152.5km- Hilly

  • Stage 5:

Irun – Bilbao 187.2km- Hilly

  • Stage 6:

Bilbao – Ascensión al Pico Jano. San Miguel de Aguayo- 181.2km- Mountain

  • Stage 7:

Camargo – Cistierna- 190 km- Hilly

  • Stage 8:

La Pola Llaviana/Pola de Laviana – Colláu Fancuaya. Yernes y Tameza- 153.4km- Mountain

  • Stage 9.

Villaviciosa – Les Praeres. Nava- 171.4km- Mountain

  • Stage 10:

Elche – Alicante- 30.9km- ITT

  • Stage 11:

ElPozo Alimentación – Cabo de Gata- 191.2km- Flat

  • Stage 12:

Salobreña – Peñas Blancas. Estepona- 192.7km- Mountain

  • Stage 13:

Ronda – Montilla- 168.4km – Flat

  • Stage 14:

Ronda – Montoro – Sierra de La Pandera- 160.3km- Mountain

  • Stage 15:

Martos – Sierra Nevada. Alto Hoya de la Mora. Monachil- 149.6km- Mountain

  • Stage 16:

Martos -Sanlúcar de Barrameda – Tomares- 189.4km- Flat

  • Stage 17:

Aracena – Monasterio de Tentudía- 162.3km- Mountain

  • Stage 18:

Trujillo – Alto de Piornal- 192km- Mountain

  • Stage 19:

Talavera de la Reina – Talavera de la Reina- 138.3km- Hilly

  • Stage 20:

Moralzarzal – Puerto de Navacerrada- 181km- Mountain

  • Stage 21:

Las Rozas – Madrid. Paisaje de la Luz- 96.7km

Flat

*TTT=Team Time Trial

Vuelta a Espana 2022: Teams

A total 23 teams have joined the 2022 Vuelta a España. The 18 UCI WorldTeams who are obligated to participate are joined with 5 UCI ProTeams. Let’s have a look at the 2022 La Vuelta:

  1. AG2R Citroën Team
  2. Astana Qazaqstan
  3. Bahrain Victorious
  4. Bora-Hansgrohe
  5. Cofidis
  6. EF Education-EasyPost
  7. Groupama-FDJ
  8. Ineos Grenadiers
  9. Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
  10. Israel-Premier Tech
  11. Jumbo-Visma
  12. Lotto Soudal
  13. Movistar Team
  14. QuickStep-AlphaVinyl
  15. Team BikeExchange-Jayco
  16. Team DSM
  17. Trek-Segafredo
  18. UAE Team Emirates
  19. Alpecin-Deceuninck
  20. Team Arkéa-Samsic
  21. Burgos-BH
  22. Equipo Kern Pharma
  23. Euskaltel-Euskadi

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