Vuelta a España 2020 will be shortened as organisers announce new start location

Organisers confirmed earlier today that the first three stages in the Netherlands were cancelled

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The organisers of the Vuelta a España 2020 have confirmed the race will be shortened and will now start from the Basque Country.

Racing had been scheduled to kick off in the Netherlands in August, but on Wednesday morning (April 29) race organiser Unipublic announced that the three stages in northern Europe had been cancelled and the race has now officially been delayed.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.