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Vuelta a España 2012

Date range:
August 18 - September 9, 2012
  • Vuelta a España, Spain, WorldTour
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      16.5km
      Location
      Pamplona (TTT)
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      181.4km
      Start location:
      Pamplona
      End location:
      Viana
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      155.3km
      Start location:
      Faustino V
      End location:
      Arrate (Eibar)
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      160.6km
      Start location:
      Baracaldo
      End location:
      Estación de Valdezcaray
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      168km
      Location
      Logroño
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      175.4km
      Start location:
      Tarazona
      End location:
      Jaca
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      164.2km
      Start location:
      Huesca
      End location:
      Alcañiz (Motorland Aragón)
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      174.7km
      Start location:
      Lleida
      End location:
      Andorra (Collada de la Gallina)
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      196.3km
      Start location:
      Andorra
      End location:
      Barcelona
    • Rest Day 1

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      190km
      Start location:
      Ponteareas
      End location:
      Sanxenxo
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      39.4km
      Start location:
      Cambados
      End location:
      Pontevedra (ITT)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      190.5km
      Start location:
      Vilagarcía de Arousa
      End location:
      Mirador de Ézaro
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      172.8km
      Start location:
      Santiago de Compostela
      End location:
      Ferrol
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      149.2km
      Start location:
      Palas de Rei
      End location:
      Puerto de Ancares
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      186.5km
      Start location:
      La Robla
      End location:
      Lagos de Covadonga
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      183.5km
      Start location:
      Gijón
      End location:
      Valgrande-Pajares (Cuitu Negru)
    • Rest Day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      187.3km
      Start location:
      Santander
      End location:
      Fuente Dé
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      204.5km
      Start location:
      Aguilar de Campoo
      End location:
      Valladolid
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      178.4km
      Start location:
      Peñafiel
      End location:
      La Lastrilla
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      170.7km
      Start location:
      La Faisanera (Golf Segovia)
      End location:
      Bola del Mundo
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      115km
      Start location:
      Cercedilla
      End location:
      Madrid
  • Race history

Vuelta a España 2012

The 2012 Vuelta a España gets underway in Pamplona on August 18 with a 16.5km team time trial and finishes in Madrid three weeks and 3,360km later on September 9. The parcours features only one individual time trial, 39.4km in stage 11, while the climbers will be able to make their mark during seven mountain stages, including three (stages 15, 16 and 20) which finish on hors catégorie-rated ascents. 2011 champion Juan Jose Cobo returns to defend his title as part of the Movistar Team's line-up.

 

Stages | Past winners | 2011 Vuelta a España | 2010 Vuelta a España

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Stages

  1. Jonathan Castroviejo leads his Movistar team across the finish line for a stage 1 TTT win.
    Stage 1Saturday, August 18 2012
    Location:
    Pamplona (TTT)
    Distance:
    16.5km
  2. Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank Tinkoff Bank)
    Stage 2Sunday, August 19 2012
    Location:
    Pamplona - Viana
    Distance:
    181.4km
  3. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)
    Stage 3Monday, August 20 2012
    Location:
    Faustino V - Arrate (Eibar)
    Distance:
    155.3km
  4. Australian trio Simon Clarke and Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge) and Matt Lloyd (Lampre-ISD)
    Stage 4Tuesday, August 21 2012
    Location:
    Baracaldo - Estación de Valdezcaray
    Distance:
    160.6km
  5. Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank/Tinkoff Bank) relaxed before the start
    Stage 5Wednesday, August 22 2012
    Location:
    Logroño
    Distance:
    168km
  6. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) wins stage 6 of the Vuelta a Espana
    Stage 6Thursday, August 23 2012
    Location:
    Tarazona - Jaca
    Distance:
    175.4km
  7. Allan Davis (Orica-GreenEdge)
    Stage 7Friday, August 24 2012
    Location:
    Huesca - Alcañiz (Motorland Aragón)
    Distance:
    164.2km
  8. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) sprinted to the win in Andorra
    Stage 8Saturday, August 25 2012
    Location:
    Lleida - Andorra (Collada de la Gallina)
    Distance:
    174.7km
  9. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) wins stage 8 of the 2012 Vuelta a Espana
    Stage 9Sunday, August 26 2012
    Location:
    Andorra - Barcelona
    Distance:
    196.3km
  10. Rest Day 1Monday, August 27 2012
  11. John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano)
    Stage 10Tuesday, August 28 2012
    Location:
    Ponteareas - Sanxenxo
    Distance:
    190km
  12. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana).
    Stage 11Wednesday, August 29 2012
    Location:
    Cambados - Pontevedra (ITT)
    Distance:
    39.4km
  13. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) with a trademark acceleration atop the Mirador de Ézaro on stage 12
    Stage 12Thursday, August 30 2012
    Location:
    Vilagarcía de Arousa - Mirador de Ézaro
    Distance:
    190.5km
  14. Steve Cummings (BMC) alone in the lead in the final kilometres with former breakaway companions Cameron Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge) and Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) in hot pursuit.
    Stage 13Friday, August 31 2012
    Location:
    Santiago de Compostela - Ferrol
    Distance:
    172.8km
  15. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha).
    Stage 14Saturday, September 1 2012
    Location:
    Palas de Rei - Puerto de Ancares
    Distance:
    149.2km
  16. Antonio Piedra (Caja Rural) wins stage 15 of the Vuelta
    Stage 15Sunday, September 2 2012
    Location:
    La Robla - Lagos de Covadonga
    Distance:
    186.5km
  17. Stage 16 winner Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
    Stage 16Monday, September 3 2012
    Location:
    Gijón - Valgrande-Pajares (Cuitu Negru)
    Distance:
    183.5km
  18. Rest Day 2Tuesday, September 4 2012
  19. Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) stunned his rivals at the Vuelta with a solo stage win that put him into the overall lead.
    Stage 17Wednesday, September 5 2012
    Location:
    Santander - Fuente Dé
    Distance:
    187.3km
  20. Race leader Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank Tinkoff Bank)
    Stage 18Thursday, September 6 2012
    Location:
    Aguilar de Campoo - Valladolid
    Distance:
    204.5km
  21. blank
    Stage 19Friday, September 7 2012
    Location:
    Peñafiel - La Lastrilla
    Distance:
    178.4km
  22. Denis Menchov (Katusha) battles to follow Richie Porte (Sky) on Bola del Mundo.
    Stage 20Saturday, September 8 2012
    Location:
    La Faisanera (Golf Segovia) - Bola del Mundo
    Distance:
    170.7km
  23. John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano).
    Stage 21Sunday, September 9 2012
    Location:
    Cercedilla - Madrid
    Distance:
    115km
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