Getting finely tuned for the Vuelta a España: cycling through a Grand Tour's official songs

Exploring the Spanish Grand Tour through the mysteries of its official musical numbers from A-ha to the Vengaboys. There are 50 of these.

Vuelta a España songs
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The Vuelta a España is the newest of the three Grand Tours, so it has a licence to try things a bit differently, be a bit funky. It has tried out shorter stages, interesting climbs, and even had a team time trial over a beach a few years ago.

Another thing that differentiates it from its bigger brothers the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France is the fact it has an official song. Yes, you read that right, the Vuelta chooses a song every year as its official musical accompaniment.

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