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.

Riders wait at the start of the of one-day Classic "Il Lombardia" (Tour of Lombardy) cycling race in Bergamo. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

Il Lombardia

Il Lombardia, also known as the Race of the Falling Leaves, is a prestigious one-day professional cycling race held annually in Italy. Regarded as one of the five Monuments of cycling, it marks the end of the UCI WorldTour season and showcases the sheer beauty and challenging terrain of the Lombardy region.

The pack rides along the coastline near Varigotti, Liguria, during the Milan-San Remo one-day classic cycling race between Milan and San Remo, northern Italy. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

Milan – San Remo

One of the most exciting and prestigious races of the season, Milan-San Remo is the first Monument of the year. Milan–San Remo, also called “The Spring classic” or “La Classicissima”, is an annual road cycling race between Milan and Sanremo, in Northwest Italy. With a distance of 298 km it is the longest professional one-day race in modern cycling.

Tour of Flanders Men's Elite from Antwerp to Oudenaarde Cobblestones Sector in Oudenaarde, Belgium. (Photo by Nico Vereecken - Pool/Getty Images)

Tour of Flanders

The Tour of Flanders, also known as De Ronde (“The Tour”), is an annual road cycling race held in Belgium every spring. The most important cycling race in Flanders, it is part of the UCI World Tour and organized by Flanders Classics. Its nickname is Vlaanderens Mooiste (Dutch for “Flanders’ Finest”).