Vuelta a España

Jersey winners from the 2020 Vuelta a España (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

When: August 14 – September 5 2021
Where: Spain
UCI category: WorldTour

Key links: Route | Start list | TV Guide

The Vuelta a España is the third and final Grand Tour of the season, and the Spanish race always provides an exciting finale to the year for GC specialists.

Renowned for its testing parcours and plethora of summit finishes, the Vuelta represents an immense challenge and several riders have tried and failed to win it in the same season as another Grand Tour.

The 2021 route is back to 21 stages after having to drop the three opening stages to the 2020 race due to Covid-19.

The race organisers, ASO, have not yet released the race route but we will fill in the information when they do.

Vuelta a España 2021 route

Stage Date Start/Finish Distance Profile
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Rest day
10
11
12
13
14
15
Rest day
16
17
18
19
20
21

Vuelta a España: past winners

2000 Roberto Herasdagger (Esp) Kelme–Costa Blanca
2001 Ángel Casero (Esp) Festina
2002 Aitor González (Esp) Kelme–Costa Blanca
2003 Roberto Heras (Esp) U.S. Postal Service
2004 Roberto Heras (Esp) Liberty Seguros
2005 Roberto Heras (Esp) Liberty Seguros–Würth
2006 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana
2007 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
2008 Alberto Contador (Esp) Astana
2009 Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Caisse d’Epargne
2010 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas–Doimo
2011 Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky
2012 Alberto Contador (Esp) Saxo Bank–Tinkoff Bank
2013 Chris Horner (USA) RadioShack–Leopard
2014 Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff–Saxo
2015 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana
2016 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
2017 Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
2018 Simon Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott
2019 Primož Roglič (SLO) Jumbo-Visma
2020 Primož Roglič (SLO) Jumbo-Visma