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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

4 days ago

Can Sepp Kuss win the Tour de France?

After winning the Vuelta a España, everyone is asking if the Colorado climber will chase the yellow jersey: 'I can play the joker role.'

6 days ago

Unintentional ally: How Mikel Landa saved the Vuelta a España for Sepp Kuss

Analysis: The Angliru summit finale was the turning point in the Coloradan's eventual victory, and the Basque climber played a pivotal if unintentional role.

7 days ago

Sepp Kuss is the king of the KOMs

The newly crowned Vuelta champ also got the most crowns on Strava this year.

7 days ago

Juan Ayuso leads Spanish Armada sunk by Sepp Kuss and Jumbo-Visma’s podium sweep

UAE star was the 'best of the rest' as Spanish drought dates back to Alberto Contador's win in 2014.

1 week ago

Bike Check: The tribute custom Cervelo S5 made for Sepp Kuss in the Vuelta a España

A custom Cervelo made for Kuss as Jumbo-Visma wins all three Grand Tours for the first time in cycling history.

1 week ago

Jumbo-Visma’s iron grip on grand tours poses big problems for others

There will be a lot of bruised egos after Jumbo-Visma won all three grand tours in 2023 and now the other teams must figure out how to beat them.

1 week ago

Vuelta a España prize money: Feast and famine among the peloton

Jumbo-Visma earns nearly one-third of the total purse, while Astana-Qazaqstan brings home less than $5,000 in three weeks.

1 week ago

Everybody loves Sepp! The peloton celebrates the new Vuelta a España champion: ‘No one deserves it more than him’

Reactions from Geraint Thomas, Juan Ayuso, Jumbo-Visma staffers and teammates on Kuss and his historic win: 'Everyone is super happy to see him win.'

1 week ago

Destination Tour de France: Remco Evenepoel ‘learned a lot’ from sparkling Vuelta campaign

Belgian animates Spanish grand tour, exits race better prepared for next July.

1 week ago

1 week ago

Sepp Kuss makes history with breakthrough Vuelta a España win: ‘I’m living the dream’

The Colorado climber defied the odds — and sometimes his own Jumbo-Visma teammates — to join the elite club of US grand tour winners.

1 week ago

Lisbon to host ‘big start’ of 2024 Vuelta a España

The Spanish grand tour returns to Portugal, the site of its first foreign start nearly 30 years ago.

1 week ago

Vingegaard, Roglič celebrate Vuelta a España: ‘Sepp deserves all the chances he will get’

Jumbo-Visma teammates unified to seal first US victory in a decade and make grand tour history.

1 week ago

Sepp Kuss is a bigger star in Spain than in the US, but a Vuelta a España win could change that

The Colorado climber is already a top draw in Europe, will a grand tour victory boost his profile at home? 'It's nice to see the reaction from the US.'

1 week ago

Vuelta a España stage 20: Sepp Kuss seals red jersey as Poels denies Evenepoel breakaway win

Kuss rolls home flanked by Roglič, Vingegaard in final day of classification racing.

1 week ago

Jumbo-Visma files complaint against Spanish police, says soigneur suffered concussion

Other teams reported to have complained previously over police actions at the Vuelta a España.

1 week ago

Remco Evenepoel rebuffs Tour de France cynics at Vuelta a España: ‘Mentally I’m kind of unbreakable’

Despite GC implosion, Evenepoel remains defiant in anticipation of Tour de France clash with Pogačar, Vingegaard.

1 week ago

Sepp Kuss and his Vuelta a España journey from helper to champion: ‘I had a bit of the imposter syndrome’

How the popular American climber earned the looming victory: 'Sometimes you have to stand up for yourself.'

2 weeks ago

Sepp Kuss is the latest of the late bloomers at the Vuelta a España

The Spanish grand tour has a knack for producing later-career GC victories.

2 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 19: Kuss closes in on red as Dainese delivers in crash-marred sprint

Dainese denies Ganna after Groves caught up in late crash, Kuss moves to within 24 hours of GC victory.

2 weeks ago

Commentary: Sepp Kuss leadership controversy sours Jumbo-Visma’s grand tour sweep

Tactical trauma and P.R. problems taint history-making grand tour sweep and could cause trouble for some time.

2 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 21 preview: Sepp Kuss to be crowned in last dance for sprinters

Traditional end to race to play out on streets of Spanish capital city in what will be first US men's grand tour win in a decade.

2 weeks ago

Jumbo-Visma truce clears way for Sepp Kuss to win the Vuelta a España: ‘I deserve this leader’s jersey’

Primož Roglič, Jonas Vingegaard agree to cease fire as American zeroes in on historic grand tour victory: ‘It’s getting closer.’

2 weeks ago

Vuelta stage 19 preview: The sprinters sweep forward again

Sepp Kuss gets a reprieve from defending red in the mountains as the sprinters have their day once more.

2 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 18: Remco Evenepoel wins again, Kuss extends his lead in red

Kuss adds seconds to his lead over Vingegaard after distancing the Dane in a sprint for the line.

2 weeks ago

Geraint Thomas on Vuelta a España GC drama: ‘Most of the peloton would like to see Sepp Kuss win’

The 2018 Tour de France champion questions Jumbo-Visma's handling of the GC situation: 'I feel for Kuss. I feel like he deserves a bit more respect from the team.'

2 weeks ago

2 weeks ago

What is happening at Jumbo-Visma? Roglič and Vingegaard drop Sepp Kuss, but both say they want him to win

With Jumbo-Visma management not holding them back, Roglič and Vingegaard keep racing to win: 'It's man-on-man.'

2 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 17: Sepp Kuss clings to lead as Vingegaard, Roglič ride away on the Angliru

Vingegaard and Roglič drop Kuss with 2km to go on the legendary climb and the American digs deep to defend the leader's jersey.

2 weeks ago

Jumbo-Visma boss: ‘Jonas Vingegaard was not attacking Sepp Kuss’

Controversy swirls around leadership as the Dutch super team narrows in on historic grand tour sweep: 'It's our way of working.'

2 weeks ago

Jumbo-Visma DS on Vuelta a España tactics: ‘We want one of our riders on the top step’

'We will not put one of our own teammates in a less good situation': Did that happen Tuesday?

2 weeks ago

Vuelta stage 18 preview: Can Kuss hang on? One final mountain-top finish to seal or unseat race leader

Can Sepp Kuss defend on one more mountain-top finish after being dropped by his teammates two days in a row?

2 weeks ago

Cracks or controversy? Sepp Kuss surrenders time to Jonas Vingegaard but defends lead: ‘I don’t want to win as a gift’

American climber cedes time to Jumbo-Visma teammate but downplays tension inside team bus: 'The strongest will win.'

2 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 16: Jonas Vingegaard smashes summit finish, cuts gap to Sepp Kuss

Kuss retains red jersey but loses time to both Vingegaard and Roglič as Jumbo-Visma's leadership strategy looks in tension.

2 weeks ago

‘It’s infernal’: Why chasing Remco Evenepoel leaves his rivals in ruins

Soudal Quick-Step's coach reveals the unique factors that allow Evenepoel to blow away his rivals with extra-aero attacks.

2 weeks ago

Neilson Powless on Sepp Kuss on Vuelta a España: ‘It’s awesome to see the good guys winning’

Former teammate hopes a Kuss win at the Vuelta a España will inspire more children in the US to take up riding.

2 weeks ago

Jumbo-Visma zeroes in on grand tour sweep, but who will win? Pressure cranks up in final week

Can Sepp Kuss hang on to win? Will Jumbo-Visma sweep all three grand tours? Tension is building going into the home stretch.

2 weeks ago

Vuelta stage 17 preview: The most savage climb in professional cycling?

The Angliru has only featured in the Vuelta nine times total since its first appearance in 1999, but has become one of the most iconic climbs in the event.

2 weeks ago

Geraint Thomas warns Vingegaard, Roglič might attack Sepp Kuss: ‘I won’t be surprised if they did’

The 2018 Tour de France winner also faced a similar scenario with Chris Froome: 'Vingegaard didn't come here to ride around, did he? Same with Primož.'

2 weeks ago

How Vuelta a España leader Sepp Kuss rode three grand tours, and got faster along the way

Jumbo-Visma coach reveals how Kuss balanced recovery and rebuild to blaze through Giro, Tour, Vuelta in one season.

2 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 15: Rui Costa comes top in breakaway sprint, Sepp Kuss cruises in red

Costa gets the better of Kämna and Buitrago in cagey final, no worries for Jumbo-Visma in final stage before rest day.

2 weeks ago

How to stop Jumbo-Visma at the Vuelta a España? The Spanish chasers hope an alliance might do it

Enric Mas, Mikel Landa hint at joining forces to pull the brakes on the Kuss-Roglič-Vingegaard freight train.

2 weeks ago

King and the prince: Sepp Kuss finds GC mentor in Jonas Vingegaard: ‘I try to help him as much as possible’

The American climber picked up useful lessons from Vingegaard and Roglič that he is applying to his historic Vuelta bid.

2 weeks ago

Remco Evenepoel is turning Vuelta disappointment into a Tour de France training camp

After crushing losses, Evenepoel vows to arrive to Madrid with something to prove: 'A three-week stage race improves your base.'

2 weeks ago

Stage 15: A day for the break, but GC riders need to be watchful

Climb and descent close to the finish could platform opportunistic attacks.

2 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 14: Remco Evenepoel blazes to redemptive breakaway victory

Evenepoel drops Bardet in summit finish for emotional victory, Kuss retains red as classification battle simmers.

2 weeks ago

Photo Epic – Stage 13 Vuelta a España

Sepp Kuss and Team Jumbo-Visma put a stranglehold on the peloton showing their dominance on Stage 13 of the Vuelta a España.

2 weeks ago

Vuelta a España power analysis: Jumbo-Visma goes 1-2-3 on the Col du Tourmalet

Vingegaard, Kuss, Roglič decimated the Vuelta a España in the Pyrenees – we look at the numbers behind their rides.

2 weeks ago

Who can stop him now? Sepp Kuss tightens grip at Vuelta a España in Jumbo-Visma romp

The elimination of Remco Evenepoel clears the way for a Jumbo-Visma podium sweep in Madrid. The only question now is if Sepp Kuss can hold on.

3 weeks ago

Remco Evenepoel cracks in the Pyrénées: ‘All he said was, I’m sorry’

GC losses clear way for Sepp Kuss and Jumbo-Visma podium sweep: 'When we heard he was in trouble, we upped the pace.'

3 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 13: Jumbo-Visma crushes rivals with Vingegaard, Kuss, Roglič Pyrénéan sweep

Jumbo-Visma lands devastating blow with 1-2-3 on the Tourmalet that locks out GC podium, Evenepoel drops inside first 50km of multi-mountain stage.

3 weeks ago

Remco Evenepoel gapped on decisive climbing stage at Vuelta a España

The most dangerous rival to Sepp Kuss lost 1:20 over the first of three major climbs in the Pyrénées.

3 weeks ago

Disruptors, collaborators, red jersey contenders? UAE Emirates can still shake the Vuelta a España

Evenepoel hinted at partnership with Soler, Almeida, Ayuso – but UAE Emirates could prove just as much an enemy as a friend.

3 weeks ago

Matteo Jorgenson, Brandon McNulty back Sepp Kuss to win Vuelta a España

Compatriots excited to see Kuss riding in red with a shot at overall victory.

3 weeks ago

Sepp Kuss facing hardest test yet on towering Tourmalet

Roglic inches closer to Evenepoel on eve of dramatic showdown.

3 weeks ago

Stage 14: Fireworks predicted on grueling day in the Pyrenees

Cross-border climbing challenge with another summit finish.

3 weeks ago

Sepp Kuss still in red after Juan Molano wins Vuelta a España stage 12

Green jersey Groves just misses out on third stage win after mishap close to line.

3 weeks ago

Did the favorites miss a chance to attack Sepp Kuss? ‘I don’t need to attack on every climb’

Vuelta a España race leader was fine with GC detente: 'That was a little weird, but I'm not going to complain.'

3 weeks ago

3 weeks ago

Stage 13: Crucial GC day as legendary Col du Tourmalet makes its Vuelta debut

Tour de France signature climb likely to play a key role in shaping race.

3 weeks ago

Vuelta a España: Sepp Kuss cruises in red, with Jesus Herrada a winner from breakaway

The American defends red after a relatively routine day in the saddle: 'We were happy to let the group go for the stage win.'

3 weeks ago

Larry Warbasse at the Vuelta a España: Chasing the grand tour dream, with his future secure

Like many in his generation, the former US champ laments the domestic racing scene: 'I’d like to see a comeback of some of those races.'

3 weeks ago

Remco Evenepoel after TT tussle: ‘A big chapeaux to Sepp Kuss’

The defending Vuelta a España champion vows to keep attacking: 'I'm surprised by his great finish.'

3 weeks ago

Miguel Indurain says Sepp Kuss can win Vuelta a España if he can handle the pressure

Five-time Tour de France winner says the key for Kuss will be his mental fortitude: 'To be a leader, you have to be mentally very strong as well.'

3 weeks ago

Sepp Kuss delivers stunning red jersey defense: ‘I would love to win the race’

Colorado climber sounding more confident in his chances to become first US winner of the Vuelta a España in 10 years: 'I have to believe in myself.'

3 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 10: Sepp Kuss defends red jersey as Filippo Ganna proves untouchable

Kuss delivers time trial of his career to retain GC lead, Evenepoel gains time on all other classification rivals, moves to 1:09 back overall.

3 weeks ago

Geraint Thomas out of hope at Vuelta a España as grand tour future remains uncertain

Welsh veteran may be facing a difficult end to his GC career at Spanish tour as Ineos Grenadiers tilts toward a new era.

3 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 11: A mostly flat stage but with a sting in the tail

Punchy climbers to shine in difficult finale as Sepp Kuss carries red jersey into week two.

3 weeks ago

Remco Evenepoel downplays Vuelta a España chances for Sepp Kuss: ‘I consider him as an outsider’

Tour-Giro winner Egan Bernal says rivals are making a mistake if they overlook the Colorado climber: 'Kuss has the level to fight for the overall, that's obvious.'

3 weeks ago

The Vuelta a España truly starts with the stage 10 time trial. Here’s why.

Crunching the numbers shows that Kuss faces ultimate 'race of truth' Tuesday in quest to keep red from Evenepoel's shoulders.

3 weeks ago

A storm brewing at Vuelta a España: Rider rest-day flights redirected due to bad weather

Team DSM-Firmenich rider Romain Bardet calls for change and says it is 'karma' for using flight transfers at grand tours.

3 weeks ago

Can Sepp Kuss defend red? Start times for the Vuelta a España stage 10 time trial

Colorado climber is the last rider down the start ramp as the race leader at 17h02 CET.

3 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 10 preview: TT will see GC shakeup with Sepp Kuss and his red jersey on the line

The only individual time trial will be crucial for Sepp Kuss and his bid to defend the red leader's jersey.

3 weeks ago

Mud forces race organizers to neutralize final summit at Vuelta a España

More controversy at the Spanish grand tour after officials take the GC times with 2km to go on Sunday's summit finale.

3 weeks ago

Champagne toasts, media storm: Here’s everything Sepp Kuss did in his first day in the Vuelta a España leader’s jersey

What's it like to lead a grand tour? Here's how the Colorado climber celebrated his first racing day in his historic leader's jersey.

3 weeks ago

Vuelta a España stage 9: Sepp Kuss defends red, Lennard Kämna completes grand tour set after wild day of windswept racing

Kämna punches out of breakaway for solo summit victory, Kuss retains GC lead as mud on road forces neutralization of the closing 2km.

3 weeks ago

Vuelta a España: Storer hails Lenny Martinez’s stint in race lead, praises Groupama’s young riders

Michael Storer on 20-year-old teammate's breakout Vuelta: 'He has been riding above expectations, way, way above, so no regrets.'

3 weeks ago

Remco Evenepoel, stone in the shoe of Jumbo-Visma at the Vuelta a España

'This Vuelta still has a long way to go': Evenepoel has so far been resilient against Kuss, Roglič, Vingegaard – how long can he last?


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.