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La Vuelta Espana 2016


La Vuelta Espana 2016

La Vuelta Espana 2016

La Vuelta Espana / Tour of Spain is an annual bicycle race that covers more than 3,500 kilometres (2,200mi) throughout Spain and a bordering country. The race usually lasts 23 days and attracts cyclists from around the world. The race is broken down into day-long segments, called stages. Individual times to finish each stage are totalled to determine the overall winner for the race. The rider with the least elapsed time each day wears a yellow jersey. The course changes every year but it has always finished in Madrid.


The La Vuelta Espana 2016 route

Running from Saturday August 20th to Sunday September 11th 2016, the Vuelta will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,277.3 kilometres (before ratification).

7 flat stages (2 with high-altitude finales)
12 hill and mountain stages
1 individual time trial stage
1 team time trial stage

Distinctive aspects of the race

29,4 km individual time trial
39 km team time trial
51 summits
2 rest days


La Vuelta Espana 2016 route map


The stages    
1Team time trialSaturday, August 20thOurense termal. B. de Laias > P. N. Castrelo de Miño29.4 km
2FlatSunday, August 21stOurense capital termal > Baiona159 km
3HillMonday, August 22ndMarín > Dumbría. Mirador de Ézaro170 km
4HillTuesday, August 23rdBetanzos > San Andrés de Teixido161 km
5FlatWednesday, August 24thViveiro > Lugo170 km
6HillThursday, August 25thMonforte de Lemos > Luintra. Ribera Sacra163 km
7HillFriday, August 26thMaceda > Puebla de Sanabria158.3 km
8FlatSaturday, August 27thVillalpando > La Camperona. Valle de Sabero177 km
9HillSunday, August 28thCistierna > Oviedo. Alto del Naranco165 km
10MountainMonday, August 29thLugones > Lagos de Covadonga186.6 km
Rest dayTuesday, August 30thRepos
11FlatWednesday, August 31stColunga. Museo Jurásico > Peña Cabarga168.6 km
12HillThursday, September 1stLos Corrales de Buelna > Bilbao193.2 km
13HillFriday, September 2ndBilbao > Urdax-Dantxarinea212.8 km
14MountainSaturday, September 3rdUrdax-Dantxarinea > Aubisque – Gourette195.6 km
15MountainSunday, September 4thSabiñánigo > Sallent de Gállego. Aramón Formigal120 km
16FlatMonday, September 5thAlcañiz > Peñíscola158 km
Rest dayTuesday, September 6thRepos
17MountainWednesday, September 7thCastellón > Llucena. Camins del Penyagolosa173.3 km
18FlatThursday, September 8thRequena > Gandía191 km
19Individual time trialFriday, September 9thXàbia > Calp39 km
20MountainSaturday, September 10thBenidorm >Alto Aitana. Escuadrón E. Aire184 km
21FlatSunday, September 11thLas Rozas > Madrid102.5 km