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Vuelta a España 2010

Date range:
August 28 - September 19, 2010
  • Vuelta a España, ESP, HIS (Historical Calendar)
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      13km
      Start location:
      Sevilla
      End location:
      Sevilla
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      173.7km
      Start location:
      Alcalá de Guadaíra
      End location:
      Marbella
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      157.3km
      Start location:
      Marbella
      End location:
      Málaga
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      183.8km
      Start location:
      Málaga
      End location:
      Valdepeñas de Jaén
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      198.8km
      Start location:
      Guadix
      End location:
      Lorca
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      151km
      Start location:
      Caravaca de Cruz
      End location:
      Murcia
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      187.1km
      Start location:
      Murcia
      End location:
      Orihuela
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      190km
      Start location:
      Villena
      End location:
      Xorret del Catí
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      187.7km
      Start location:
      Calpe
      End location:
      Alcoy
    • Rest day 1

      Start location:
      Calpe
      End location:
      Tarragona
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      175.7km
      Start location:
      Tarragona
      End location:
      Vilanova i la Geltrú
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      208.4km
      Start location:
      Vilanova i la Geltrú
      End location:
      Andorra
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      172.5km
      Start location:
      Andorra la Vella
      End location:
      Lleida
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      196km
      Start location:
      Rincón de Soto
      End location:
      Burgos
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      178km
      Start location:
      Burgos
      End location:
      Peña Cabarga
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      187.3km
      Start location:
      Solares
      End location:
      Lagos de Covadonga
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      181.4km
      Start location:
      Gijón
      End location:
      Alto de Cotobello
    • Rest day 2

      Start location:
      Cotobello
      End location:
      Peñafiel
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      46km
      Start location:
      Peñafiel
      End location:
      Peñafiel
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      148.9km
      Start location:
      Valladolid
      End location:
      Salamanca
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      231.2km
      Start location:
      Piedrahita
      End location:
      Toledo
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      172.1km
      Start location:
      San Martín de Valdeiglesias
      End location:
      Bola del Mundo
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      85km
      Start location:
      San Sebastián de los Reyes
      End location:
      Madrid
  • Race history

Vuelta celebrates 75th anniversary with quality field

By:
Daniel Benson

Cyclingnews coverage includes blogs and expert opinion

The 2010 Vuelta a España route map

The 2010 Vuelta a España route map

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The Vuelta a España celebrates its 75th anniversary, and 65th edition, this year and promises to produce three weeks of entertaining racing.

Cyclingnews is again the place to be for complete coverage of one of cycling’s greatest races, and third grand tour of the season. We’ll have expert insight from Garmin-Transitions' directeur sportif Matt White, and an array of rider blogs.

From the start line in Seville on Saturday August 28, to the grandstand finish in Madrid on September 19, Cyclingnews will bring you play-by-play action from every stage, with our expert live commentary, all news from inside the race, and the best photo galleries from every stage.

The race has a stellar field, with Fränk and Andy Schleck (both Saxo Bank), Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia), Carlos Sastre (Cervélo TestTeam), Denis Menchov (Rabobank), Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne), Tyler Farrar, Christian Vande Valde (both Garmin-Transitions), Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) and Oscar Freire (Rabobank) all set to ride. (Click here for the race start list).

As well as bringing you comprehensive coverage by Cyclingnews reporters, we will have exclusive content from expert opinionists and rider blogs from:

Matt White
The Garmin-Transitions directeur sportif will manage the US team in the Vuelta and gives his expert view on the key stages. Click here and scroll through the stages to read his comments and predictions.

Andy Schleck
Second in the Tour de France for the last two seasons, Schleck will ride the Vuelta in support of his older brother Fränk as they prepare to leave Saxo Bank on a high.

Tejay Van Garderen
A phenomenal year since turning professional, the HTC-Columbia prodigy finished second in the Dauphine and will be hoping for another great ride in his grand Tour debut.

Filippo Pozzato
Pippo as he’s affectionately known in the peloton will lead the Azzurri at the world championships in Australia, but not before he puts the finishing touches to his preparation at the Vuelta.

 

Features

 

The Vuelta’s battle for sprint supremacy: By Les Clarke, August 27, 2010
10 riders seeking redemption: By Greg Johnson, August 25, 2010
Route analysis: By Barry Ryan, August 24, 2010
Inside the Garmin-Transitions service course: By Barry Ryan, August 23, 2010
Route announcement: December 17, 2009