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Vuelta a España 2023

DATES: August 26 to September 17
START: Barcelona
FINISH: Madrid

Vuelta a España key features

Vuelta a España teams


Vuelta a España recent winners

2022: Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl)

2021: Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma)

2020: Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma)

2019: Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma)

2018: Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

2017: Chris Froome (Team Sky)

2016: Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team)

2015: Fabio Aru (Astana)

2014: Alberto Contador (Tinkoff–Saxo)

2013: Chris Horner (RadioShack–Nissan)

2012: Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank)

Latest Vuelta a Espana News

1 year ago

Ethan Hayter out of Vuelta a España with COVID-19

So far, 14 riders have abandoned the Vuelta a España after catching COVID.

1 year ago

Luke Plapp: Vuelta a España is a different sport compared to the last 10 years of my life

'I’m just taking it one day at a time and if I can make it to Madrid that would feel like an awesome achievement,' says grand tour debutant.

1 year ago

How to watch the 2022 Vuelta a España: Online, streaming, and on television

Here's how to watch the race for the red jersey from a desktop computer, handheld or mobile device, TV, or smart streaming app.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 10 preview: Remco Evenepoel’s chance to put several rivals out of contention

Riders inside the top-10 will be aiming to limit their losses and then hope the Belgian cracks later in the race.

1 year ago

João Almeida: Only Tadej Pogačar could follow Remco Evenepoel at the Vuelta a España right now

UAE Team Emirates pairing of João Almeida and Juan Ayuso say Remco Evenepoel is 'almost unbeatable' at the moment but there's a lot more to come at the Vuelta.

1 year ago

Remco Evenepoel: I’m a different rider to the one who started the Giro d’Italia last year

"I ask for turns. I asked for turns from Enric but I have advice from within the team to just stay calm if they don’t want to work,' says Vuelta leader.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 10 TT start times

Floris De Tier will kick off the second week of racing at 13:52 CEST while Remco Evenepoel sets off last at 16:55 CEST as he looks to put more time into his rivals.

1 year ago

Enric Mas promises ‘all or nothing’ against Remco Evenepoel at Vuelta a España

Movistar climber vows to go down swinging: 'We don't know if Remco will blow up or not.'

1 year ago

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Enric Mas goes into red trying to follow Evenepoel: ‘Next time I’ll know better’

Movistar climber defends second but it proves costly: 'I went too deep trying to follow Remco.'

1 year ago

Remco Evenepoel blows doors off everyone at Vuelta a España

Evenepoel tightens grip on red jersey: 'I had the legs to go full throttle.'

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Primož Roglič ‘limited damage’ in Evenepoel raid

DS Niermann on Roglič: 'He is not 100 percent but he is close and still in the fight.'

1 year ago

Vuelta a Espana stage 9: Louis Meintjes wins from the break, Remco Evenepoel makes gains

South African takes first grand tour stage win, race leader tightens grip on red.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Carlos Rodríguez proving he deserves grand tour status for Ineos Grenadiers

Young Spanish national champion is impressing so far in his Vuelta debut.

1 year ago

Sepp Kuss leaves Vuelta a España with fever in hammerblow to Primož Roglič title defense

Kuss piloted Roglič through the Slovenian's three rides to red jersey and helped tow Jonas Vingegaard to top of the Tour de France.

1 year ago

Jai Hindley down but not out at Vuelta a España: ‘The race is far from over’

Giro d'Italia champ loses another minute on GC on stage 8, Bora-Hansgrohe co-captains Higuita and Kelderman drop further out of range of red.

1 year ago

Wout Poels, Pieter Serry latest to leave Vuelta a España with COVID

Quick-Step workhorse Serry's departure leaves Vuelta leader Remco Evenepoel short of key climber.

1 year ago

Jay Vine ambitious for more at Vuelta a España: ‘I really had fun racing my bike today’

Australian takes second stage win in three days and dominates King of the Mountains standings.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 9 preview: Another stage, another Asturian leg-snapper summit finish

Can Remco Evenepoel defend red once again? A second severe stage in the Asturias will test weary Quick-Step legs to the limit.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Tao Geoghegan Hart taking the long view

Spanish grand tour rookie Carlos Rodríguez is leading the powerful Ineos Grenadiers lineup after a week of racing.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: GC expands behind Remco Evenepoel in misty mountaintop mayhem

Evenepoel leads home Primož Roglič and Enric Mas at close of stage 8 to further separate the Vuelta's 'big three' from chasing pack.

1 year ago

Ineos Grenadiers director on Remco Evenepoel: ‘For sure he can win the Vuelta a España’

Evenepoel's stock is rising among his direct rivals as Ineos Grenadiers loses two of its GC options Saturday.

1 year ago

Vuelta a Espana stage 8: Jay Vine doubles up with second summit victory

Australian dominates the day's climbs to take over king of the mountains competition.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Fred Wright, Harry Sweeny lament missed chance

For every winner, there are plenty of regrets and frustration across the peloton.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Sam Bennett rues missed opportunity for stage win

Irishman extends lead in green jersey competition on a day he expected to lose out.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 8 preview: Cruel new kingmaker climb closes Asturian onslaught

New climb the Colláu Fancuaya brings explosive Asturian stage to punishing conclusion with 19 percent grades and stepped profile.

1 year ago

Ineos Grenadiers DS: ‘Next three stages are decisive’ for Vuelta a España leadership

Matteo Tosatto says 'the legs will decide' who will be the GC leader at British squad.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Mads Pedersen’s plans don’t pay off as breakaway takes the win

Trek-Segafredo put in a lot of work over the day's only climb on stage 7, but it wasn't enough to bring back the break.

1 year ago

Remco Evenepoel wants to defend Vuelta a España lead ahead of TT

Evenepoel says he hopes to carry red into next week's individual time trial.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 7: Jesús Herrada wins as breakaway holds off peloton

Less than a minute in it as the breakaway takes the win, despite a determined chase from the peloton.

1 year ago

Sepp Kuss: ‘No need to panic’ at Vuelta a España

American climber plays down losses to Remco Evenepoel in decisive GC salvo.

1 year ago

Sam Bennett misses green jersey ceremony as Vuelta a España staff pack away podium around him

Bennett finished stage 6 in the grupetto, which finished almost over 36 minutes behind the day's winner Jay Vine.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Ben O’Connor ‘saved’ bad day on first summit finish

AG2R-Citroën loses two riders after Jaakko Hanninen and Andrea Vendrame test positive for COVID-19.

1 year ago

Chris Froome on Alejandro Valverde: ‘He’s an inspiration’ for older riders in peloton

Froome impressed with Valverde's consistency: 'He can sustain a high level all season long.'

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 7 preview: A big chance for the breakaway

The 2022 Vuelta a España has been fruitful for the breakaway so far and stage 7 is another very good opportunity for the win.

1 year ago

From Zwift Academy to Vuelta a España glory: Jay Vine’s incredible WorldTour journey

Vine on first pro win: 'It was a dream come true, even more so because I've been so close so often.'

1 year ago

Remco Evenepoel: ‘It’s too early to say I can win’ the Vuelta a España

Evenepoel compares the red jersey to his victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège: 'My first leader's jersey is an amazing feeling.'

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Remco Evenepoel, Enric Mas gain big, as Richard Carapaz, Mikel Landa lose time

Richard Carapaz loses 2:44 to Remco Evenepoel on the Vuelta's first summit finish as Mikel Landa slips out of contention after finishing over six minutes down.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Juan Ayuso emerges from mist as Spain’s next big thing

The 19-year-old Ayuso dropped the favorites Thursday in stage 6 to climb into the top-5 overall.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Primož Roglič ‘didn’t have the legs’ to follow

The three-time Vuelta winner couldn't match Evenepoel, Mas or Ayuso on the late attacks on Pico Jano.

1 year ago

How far can Remco go in the Vuelta a España? Evenepoel delivers on GC hype to roar into lead

Evenepoel accelerates away from direct GC rivals on Pico Jano: 'I’ve been focusing on this the past two or three months.'

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 6: Jay Vine conquers the rainy conditions to win, Remco Evenepoel in red

The Australian fends off a chase from Remco Evenepoel and Enric Mas, who make time on all the other GC contenders.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Carl Fredrik Hagen crashes heavily in first grand tour since 2020

Norwegian climber continued in the race in what's his first grand tour since a devastating spill in 2021 that nearly ended his career.

1 year ago

Jan Hirt becomes second rider to retire from Vuelta a España with COVID-19

Two positive cases in two days will raise caution levels at race.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Remco Evenepoel: The Vuelta a España GC fight will ‘explode’ on stage 6 summit finish

The riders will tackle the first major mountain stage of this year's race with two more to come at the weekend.

1 year ago

Fred Wright takes white jersey at Vuelta a España but wanted more

Bahrain Victorious rider believed solo winner Marc Soler would be caught.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 6 preview: The first high mountain day set to shake things up

Three categorized climbs including a difficult finish should reshuffle the GC.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Jake Stewart impresses, Rudy Molard takes race lead

Stewart rides aggressively in first grand tour, sets teammate up for red jersey.

1 year ago

Lawson Craddock rolls dice in Vuelta a España breakaway: ‘I played my cards’

Craddock on racing through a sea of Basque fans: 'I will remember that for a long time.'

1 year ago

Marc Soler ends Spanish stage win drought at Vuelta a España

The victory is Spain's first stage in any grand tour since Ion Izagirre in the 2020 Vuelta.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 5: Marc Soler holds off chasers to win in Bilbao

The Spanish rider soloes to the stage win as Rudy Molard takes the race lead.

1 year ago

Euskaltel-Euskadi doubly motivated to race on ‘home roads’ at Vuelta a España

Basque-backed team racing with pride and ambition on 'home roads' in quest in return to glory.

1 year ago

Lawson Craddock: ‘We are racing to win the Vuelta a España’

Craddock talks Yates, time bonuses, and the team's chase for UCI points in this exclusive interview.

1 year ago

First COVID withdrawal from Vuelta a España as Daan Hoole leaves race

Hoole tested positive after developing a sore throat overnight.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Remco Evenepoel keeping cool under early race heat

Belgian star says it was 'mission accomplished' in first major GC tussle at the Spanish grand tour.

1 year ago

Sam Bennett holds green jersey in Vuelta a España as Mads Pedersen inches closer

‘We only wanted the intermediate today, limit the losses.’

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 5 preview: Lots of climbs and no gifts in the Basque hills

Long lumpy stage set to take the pain from Tuesday and add a few more percent in parcours suited to Roglič, GC contenders, and pure puncheurs.

1 year ago

Mads Pedersen: ‘We are really here to win this green jersey’ at Vuelta a España

Danish rider finishes second on stage 4 to pick up points, beats Bennett in intermediate sprint.

1 year ago

Ben O’Connor passes first exam at Vuelta a España: ‘I haven’t raced a proper stage in months’

O'Connor takes long view on Vuelta GC battle: 'You don't want to burn your matches early.'

1 year ago

Enric Mas stands tall in first GC scrum at Vuelta a España

Movistar's Alejandro Valverde is backing Mas: 'To finish third here today is a sign that he’s feeling strong.'

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Primož Roglič proves he’s back on track in first GC throw down

Roglič cautions despite early warning flare: 'It's just the beginning of the Vuelta.'

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 4: Primož Roglič scores hilltop sprint, secures red jersey

Jumbo-Visma rider powers away from the pack on the final rise to the line to become the fourth from the team to wear the red jersey.

1 year ago

Chris Froome on Woods’ exit: ‘It changes our goals’ at Vuelta a España

Froome on ambitions: 'I hope to target one or two stages in the back end of the Vuelta.'

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: No nostalgia yet for stage-hunting Vincenzo Nibali

A winner in 2010, Nibali hoping to go out with a Vuelta bang: 'The road will tell me quickly where I am at.'

1 year ago

Richard Carapaz not fazed by Giro defeat at Vuelta a España: ‘I have no doubts about my performance’

Ecuadorian vows he's committed to Ineos Grenadiers in final grand tour with team, braces against notion of solo leadership.

1 year ago

Fred Wright aiming for the sky at Vuelta a España: ‘A big win is just around the corner’

The versatile Bahrain-Victorious rider on pinpointing who he is as a racer, Tour de France attacks, chasing his first pro win and relaxing with a Rubik's cube.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España hits Spain’s ‘green coast’ to put the peloton into the red

Week 1 preview: After three nervous days in the Netherlands, the peloton faces a challenging week littered with climbs and possibly heavy rain.

1 year ago

Did the ‘big starts’ deliver? Rating the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España’s overseas openers

Budapest, Denmark, the Netherlands: Racing action and spectacle, cash-cows and chaos, or necessary evil?

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 4 preview: Racing hits Spain with a Basque bang and a harrowing uphill finish

Hilltop sprint and bike-mad Basque crowds will see peloton shaken to life after Dutch start.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Alejandro Valverde, Mikel Landa criticize urban circuits in Dutch stages

Spanish riders relieved to leave behind narrow Dutch roads packed with traffic furniture as Vuelta returns to Spain.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Can a new team enter the grand tour winner’s club?

The modern era of the 'super teams' is dominating grand tour racing — will this Vuelta reshuffle the deck?

1 year ago

Sepp Kuss: ‘I’d rather not have the Vuelta a España lead’

The Colorado climber on ambitions, the opening three days in the Netherlands, and why the Vuelta is a race he loves.

1 year ago

Primož Roglič and Jumbo-Visma in ‘perfect situation’ after dominant Dutch start

'I don't need the red jersey until Madrid,' Slovenian jokes; sports director Niermann says Roglič still feels back pain.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España: Richard Carapaz fine after crash with cone on stage 3

Ecuadorean laughing about "little tumble" after the finish as Ineos Grenadiers count themselves satisfied with good Vuelta start.

1 year ago

Vuelta a España stage 3: Sam Bennett doubles up with sprint victory

Mads Pedersen finishes second for the second day in a row as Edoardo Affini takes red jersey for Jumbo-Visma.

Vuelta a Espana Writers

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood, aka “EuroHoody,” is the European editor for Velo. Since joining the title in 2002, he’s been chasing bike races all over the world. He’s covered dozens editions of the spring classics and the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a España, as well as numerous world championships in road, track, and mountain biking. He’s also covered five Olympic Games and traveled across six continents for bike races. Beyond the Outside cycling network, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Outside, SKITraveler Magazine, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, and Denver Post. He’s a voting member of the Velo d’Or prize committee, and he’s appeared on CNN, NBC, NPR, and BBC. Chances are if there’s a bike race, EuroHoody’s been to it, or will be going soon.

Jim Cotton

I’m a UK-based editor and reporter focusing on road racing, training, and nutrition. I’ve developed a bank of experience working on the ground at all three grand tours, Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Strade Bianche, road worlds, and many more. I have my own ‘Behind the Ride‘ series of features that digs into how riders in the pro peloton have become the best in the world. It’s a wide-ranging column that’s covered diet, training, recovery, altitude camps, and a lot more. And when I’m not working? After a few decades of mostly dismal results, I’ve hung up the wheels on my bike racing career. Instead, now, I’m training for trail running races … but don’t hold that against me.

Sadhbh O'Shea

Based in the cycling haven of the Isle of Man, Sadhbh O’Shea has been writing about cycling for almost 10 years. She has covered too many bike races to count, including all three grand tours and a whole host of monuments.

Shane Stokes

Shane Stokes has written about pro cycling for over 25 years, covering grand tours, world championships, Classics and other major events in the sport during that time. He’s been the Irish Times cycling correspondent for two decades, appeared regularly on that country’s national broadcaster RTE in analyzing the sport, and contributed to Velo and many of the sport’s international outlets. When not writing about cycling he’s happiest in nature on a sunny day, particularly with a dog or two in tow.

Betsy Welch

Betsy writes about off-road racing, culture, and personalities for Velo and PinkBike. She loves huge adventures on the bike, whether that means all-day alpine mountain biking or credit card touring through Alpine villages in Europe. Some of her most memorable reporting/riding trips (the lines get blurred) include the Migration Gravel Race in Kenya, bikepacking the Colorado Trail, and witnessing the first-ever Tour de France Femmes.  

Will Tracy

Photojournalist & Associate Editor – Outdoor & Endurance at Outside.

Troy Templin

Senior Tech Editor Road & Gravel, Cycling Group

Alvin Holbrook

Hi, my name is Alvin Holbrook. I am the road and gravel tech editor for VELO, but I also cover e-bikes and whatever else piques my interest. Obviously, I love all things bikes, but I also care deeply about urban development and the infrastructure around it that makes going by bike easier. Meet Alvin

How to watch the Vuelta a España

Grand tour season comes to a spectacular close in the next month with the 2023 Vuelta a España. Primož Roglič is back to hunt a fourth red jersey after having to withdraw after stage 16 last year. But a deep field will be standing in his way. Simon Yates, Richard Carapaz, João Almeida, Jai Hindley, Nairo Quintana and Enric Mas are just a selection of the riders racing with an eye on the maillot rojo.

How to watch the 202e Vuelta a España in the United States and Canada

U.S. cycling fans, NBC has got your back. Live coverage and highlights will be available through the broadcaster, with the NBC-owned Peacock streaming service providing online coverage. FloSports will provide a live streaming service in Canada.

How to watch the 2023 Vuelta a España in Europe

European fans can tune in to the Vuelta online via GCN+ or on the partner Eurosport streaming service. Eurosport will also cover the race on its Freeview channel. You can see schedules and details of territory restrictions here.

RTVE (Spain), TV2 (Denmark and Norway), Sporza (Belgium) and NOS (Netherlands) will cover the race in their respective countries.

How to watch the 2023 Vuelta a España in Australia

Fans Down Under can set their alarms early for a live broadcast via SBS On Demand.