Riders cross the New Bridge in Ronda during the 13th stage of the 2022 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain, a 168.4 km from Ronda to Montilla, in Ronda, southern Spain, on September 2, 2022. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

Vuelta a España

Along with the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta is one of cycling’s prestigious Grand Tours. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same, with the appearance of at least two time trials, the passage through the mountain chain of the Pyrenees, and the finish in the Spanish capital Madrid. The modern editions of the Vuelta a España consist of 21 day-long stages over a 23-day period that includes 2 rest days.