Vuelta a Espana 2012: Coverage index

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.

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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 175.4km >>> >>>

Stage 7 Fri Aug 24 Huesca Alcañiz 164.2km >>>


Stage 8 Sat Aug 25 Lleida Andorra. Collada de la Gallina 174.7km >>> >>>

Stage 9 Sun Aug 26 Andorra Barcelona 196.3km >>>


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 172.8km >>>


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 >>> >>>

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 115km >>>



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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

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