The Tour of Spain 2022 presented this Thursday, December 16, his route of the 77th edition at an event that was held at the IFEMA Municipal Conference Center in Madrid.
Will have a total of 9 high ends, with 5 of them unpublished; 2 stages against the clock, one for teams and one individual, and the departure from Utrecht (Netherlands), where the first three stages will be played before return to the Iberian Peninsula through the Basque Country.
There will be three stages that will pass through the Basque Autonomous Community: Vitoria-Gasteiz-Laguardia (4th stage) on August 23, Irun-Bilbao (5th stage) on August 25, Y Bilbao-Valle de Liébana (6th stage) on August 26.
The general summary includes 6 flat stages and 2 flat ones with high end, 7 mountain stages, a team time trial (23,3 km) , an individual (31.1 km) y 3 days off.
The unreleased high endings will be Janus Peak (Cantabria, 6th stage), the Collau Foncuaya (Asturias, 8th stage), the Pico de los Reales (Malaga, 12th stage), Tentudía Monastery (Extremadura, 17th stage) and Alto del Piornal (Extremadura, 18th stage).
The end of the Vuelta will be explosive with the traditional and often decisive stage of the ports in the Sierra de Guadarrama of Madrid.
Stages of the Tour of Spain 2022:
August 19th: 1ª stage, Utrecht-Utrecht (CRE the 23.3 km)
August 20th: 2ª etapa, Hertogenbosch-Utrecht (175.1 km) Llana
August 21: 3rd stage Brada-Breda (193.2 km) Llana
August 22: BREAK
August 23rd: 4th stage, Vitoria-Laguardia (153.5 km) Middle mountain
August 24th: 5th stage, Irun-Bilbao (187 km) Half mountain
August 25th: 6th stage, Bilbao- Pico Jano- S. Miguel de Aguayo (180 km) Mountain
august 26: 7ª stage, Camargo-Cistierna (190,1 km) Half mountain
August 27: 8th stage, Pola de Laviana-Yernes and Tameza (154.5 km) Mountain
august 28: 9th stage, Villaviciosa-Les Praeres-Nava (175.5 km) Mountain
august 29: BREAK
August 30: 10th stage, Elche-Alicante (CRI 31.1 km)
August, 31: 11th stage, Murcia-Cabo de Gata (193 km) Llana
September 1st: 12th stage, Salobreña-Peñas Blancas-Estepona (195.5 km) High finish
September 2: 13th stage, Ronda-Montilla (171 km) Llana
September 3: 14th stage, Montoro-Sierra de La Pandera (160.3 km) Mountain
4th of September: 15th stage, Martos-Sierra Nevada (148.1 km) Mountain
September 5: BREAK
September 6: 16th stage, Sanlúcar de Barrameda-Tomares (188.9 km) Llana
September 7th: 17th stage, Aracena-Monastery of Tentudía (160 km) Final uphill
September 8th: 18th stage, Trujillo-Alto del Piornal (191.7 km) Mountain
September 9: 19th stage, Talavera-Talavera (132.7 km) Middle mountain
September, 10th: 20th stage, Moralzarzal-Puerto de Navacerrada (175.5 km) Mountain
11 of September: 21st stage, Las Rozas-Madrid (100.5 km) Llana
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.