The 2012 Vuelta a Espana starts on Saturday, August 18, with a team time trial around Pamplona and concludes three weeks later in Madrid on Sunday, September 9.

We will be covering the race in full, with daily stage reports, photo galleries from CW’s Graham Watson, post-stage analysis and more.

All of our articles will be linked from this page, making it easy for you to keep track of everything that is happening in this year’s Vuelta a Espana.

Keep checking back for the very latest updates.

Vuelta a Espana 2012: Stages

Stage Date From To Length Report Photos
Stage 1 Sat Aug 18

Pamplona Pamplona 16.5km TTT



Stage 2 Sun Aug 19

Pamplona Viana 181.4km


Stage 3

Mon Aug 20

Faustino V Eibar (Arrate) 155.3km



Stage 4

Tues Aug 21

Barakaldo Estación de Valdezcaray 160.6km



Stage 5

Weds Aug 22

Logroño Logroño 168km


Stage 6

Thurs Aug 23

Tarazona Jaca


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Stage 7

Fri Aug 24

Huesca Alcañiz 164.2km >>>


Stage 8

Sat Aug 25

Lleida Andorra. Collada de la Gallina 174.7km

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Stage 9

Sun Aug 26

Andorra Barcelona




Rest day

Mon Aug 27

Stage 10 Tues Aug 28

Ponteareas Sanxenxo 190km



Stage 11 Weds Aug 29

Cambados Pontevedra 39.4km ITT



Stage 12 Thurs Aug 30

Vilagarcía de Arousa Mirador de Ézaro 190.5km



Stage 13 Fri Aug 31

Santiago de Compostela Ferrol

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Stage 14 Sat Sept 1

Palas de Rei Puerto de Ancares 149.2km



Stage 15 Sun Sept 2

La Robla Lagos de Covadonga 186.5km



Stage 16 Mon Sept 3

Gijón Valgrande-Pajares. Cuitu Negru 183.5km



Rest day

Tues Sept 4

Stage 17 Weds Sept 5

Santander Fuente Dé 187.3km

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Stage 18 Thurs Sept 6

Aguilar de Campoo Valladolid 204.5km



Stage 19 Fri Sept 7

Peñafiel La Lastrilla 178.4km



Stage 20 Sat Sept 8

La Faisanera Golf Bola del Mundo 170.7km



Stage 21 Sun Sept 9

Cercedilla Madrid





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Vuelta a Espana 2012: Reports

Stage one report: Movistar win team time trial

Stage two report: Degenkolb wins, Swift third

Stage three report: Valverde victorious after Contador attacks

Stage four report: Rodriguez takes over lead after Valverde crashes

Stage five report: Degenkolb wins again

Stage six report: Froome gains time on Contador

Stage seven report: Degenkolb makes it three at Vuelta

Stage eight report: Valverde doubles his score in Andorra

Stage nine report: Gilbert pips Rodriguez in Barcelona

Stage 10 report: Degenkolb continues unbeaten sprint record

Stage 11: Rodriguez hangs onto lead as Kessiakoff wins time trial

Stage 12: Rodriguez wins stage 12 to extend Vuelta lead

Stage 13: Cummings returns to winner’s circle in Spain

Stage 14: Rodriguez stakes claim with Vuelta mountain-top win

Stage 15: Rodriguez rules at Covadonga as Froome loses time

Stage 16: Rodriguez strengthens lead as Froome keeps fourth

Stage 17: Contador turns Vuelta upside down with stunning stage win

Stage 18: Bennati pips Swift to stage win

Stage 19: Gilbert claims win number two in Spain

Stage 20: Menchov takes penultimate Vuelta stage as contenders have one last dig

Stage 21: Contador wins Vuelta overall, Degenkolb takes final stage

Vuelta a Espana 2012: Photos

Stage one TTT gallery

Stage two gallery

Stage three gallery

Stage four gallery

Stage five gallery

Stage six gallery

Stage seven gallery

Stage eight gallery

Stage nine gallery

Stage 10 gallery

Stage 11 gallery

Stage 12 gallery

Stage 13 gallery

Stage 14 gallery

Stage 15 gallery

Stage 16 gallery

Stage 17 gallery

Stage 18 gallery

Stage 19 gallery

Stage 20 gallery

Stage 21 gallery

Vuelta a Espana 2012: Latest news

Porte puts Olympics snub to the side ahead of Vuelta debut

ITV to show Vuelta highlights

Froome to lead Sky at Vuelta

Degenkolb just can’t stop winning

Vuelta a Espana 2012: Start list

2012 Startlist

Vuelta a Espana 2012: Route info and analysis

Vuelta a Espana 2012 route revealed

Vuelta 2012 route leaves time triallists out in the cold

Vuelta a Espana 2012: Team list

Ag2r La Mondiale




BMC Racing

Caja Rural










Omega Pharma-QuickStep




Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank



Vuelta a Espana: Recent winners

2011 Juan Jose Cobo (Spa)

2010 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)

2009 Alejandro Valverde (Spa)

2008 Alberto Contador (Spa)

2007 Denis Menchov (Rus)

2006 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz)

2005 Denis Menchov (Rus)

2004 Roberto Heras (Spa)

2003 Roberto Heras (Spa)

2002 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa)

Vuelta a Espana: Last year’s top ten (2011)

1. Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Geox-TMC

2. Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky at 13 secs

3. Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky at 1-39

4. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank at 2-03

5. Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC at 3-48

6. Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard-Trek at 4-13

7. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale at 4-31

8. Jurgen van den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto at 4-45

9. Daniel Moreno (Spa) Katusha at 5-20

10. Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 5-33 

Related links

Vuelta a Espana 2011: Coverage index

Official website