The Vuelta a España begins in Barcelona on 26 August, concluding 21 stages later on the streets of Madrid on 17 September.
The Vuelta starts with a 14.8km team time trial around the streets of Barcelona. It’s now the only grand tour to regularly feature this format, which relies on a well-drilled rotation of riders to achieve the best time.
Although it’s fallen out of favour, the team time trial provides more of a spectacle than an individual race against the clock as a starter to the racing.
After heading north for an initial brush with the Pyrenees and a stage finish in Andorra, the race turns tail and takes in the east coast of Spain.
A long rest day to transfer north is followed by a 25.8km individual time trial on Stage 10, before the race takes in the Col du Tourmalet and the steep climbs of northern Spain, including the feared Angliru.
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