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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 past winners

By:
Cycling News

Champions from 1935 to 2011

2011
1 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa)
2 Christopher Froome (GBr)
3 Bradley Wiggins (GBr)

2010
1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)
2 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa)
3 Peter Velits (Svk)

2009
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa)
2 Samuel Sánchez (Spa)
3 Cadel Evans (Aus)

2008
1 Alberto Contador (Spa)
2 Levi Leipheimer (USA)
3 Carlos Sastre (Spa)

2007
1 Denis Menchov (Rus)
2 Carlos Sastre (Spa)
3 Samuel Sánchez (Spa)

2006
1 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz)
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa)
3 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz)

2005
1 Denis Menchov (Rus)*
2 Carlos Sastre (Spa)
3 Francisco Mancebo (Spa)
*Denis Menchov was awarded the victory after original winner Roberto Heras was disqualified for doping.

2004
1 Roberto Heras (Spa)
2 Santiago Perez (Spa)
3 Francisco Mancebo (Spa)

2003
1 Roberto Heras (Spa)
2 Isidro Nozal (Spa)
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa)

2002
1 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa)
2 Roberto Heras (Spa)
3 Joseba Beloki (Spa)

2001
1 Angel Casero (Spa)
2 Oscar Sevilla (Spa)
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA)

2000
1 Roberto Heras (Spa)
2 Angel Casero (Spa)
3 Pavel Tonkov (Rus)

1999
1 Jan Ullrich (Ger)
2 Igor Glez. Galdeano (Spa)
3 Roberto Heras (Spa)

1998
1 Abraham Olano (Spa)
2 Fernando Escartin (Spa)
3 José Maria Jiminez (Spa)

1997
1 Alex Zülle (Swi)
2 Fernando Escartin (Spa)
3 Laurent Dufaux (Swi)

1996
1 Alex Zülle (Swi)
2 Laurent Dufaux (Swi)
3 Tony Rominger (Swi)

1995
1 Laurent Jalabert (Fra)
2 Abraham Olano (Spa)
3 Johan Bruyneel (Bel)

1994
1 Tony Rominger (Swi)
2 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa)
3 Pedro Delgado (Spa)

1993
1 Tony Rominger (Swi)
2 Alex Zülle (Swi)
3 Ludino Cubino (Spa)

1992
1 Tony Rominger (Swi)
2 Jesus Montoya (Spa)
3 Pedro Delgado (Spa)

1991
1 Melchior Mauri (Spa)
2 Miguel Indurain (Spa)
3 Marino Lejaretta (Spa)

1990
1 M. Giovannetti (Ita)
2 P. Delgado (Spa)
3 A. Fuerte (Spa)

1989
1 P. Delgado (Spa)
2 F. Parra (Col)
3 O. Vargas (Col)

1988
1 S. Kelly (Ire)
2 R. Dietzen (Ger)
3 A. Fuerte (Spa)

1987
1 L. Herrera (Col)
2 R. Dietzen (Ger)
3 L. Fignon (Fra)

1986
1 A. Pino (Spa)
2 R. Millar (GB)
3 S. Kelly (Ire)

1985
1 P. Delgado (Spa)
2 R. Millar (GB)
3 F. Rodriguez (Col)

1984
1 E. Caritoux (Fra)
2 A. Fernandez (Spa)
3 R. Dietzen (Ger)

1983
1 B. Hinault (Fra)
2 M. Lejarreta (Spa)
3 A. Fernandez (Spa)

1982
1 M. Lejaretta (Spa)
2 M. Pollentier (Bel)
3 S. Nilsson (Swe)

1981
1 G. Battaglin (Ita)
2 P. Munoz (Spa)
3 V. Belda (Spa)

1980
1 F. Ruperez (Spa)
2 P. Torres (Spa)
3 C. Criquielion (Bel)

1979
1 J. Zoetemelk (Ned)
2 F. Galdos (Spa)
3 M. Pollentier (Bel)

1978
1 B. Hinault (Fra)
2 J. Pesarrodona (Spa)
3 J. Bernaudeau (Fra)

1977
1 F. Maertens (Bel)
2 M. Lasa (Spa)
3 K. Thaler (Ger)

1976
1 J. Pesarrodona (Spa)
2 L. Ocana (Spa)
3 J. Nazabal (Spa)

1975
1 A. Tamames (Spa)
2 D. Perurena (Spa)
3 M. Lasa (Spa)

1974
1 J. Fuente (Spa)
2 J. Agostinho (Por)
3 M. Lasa (Spa)

1973
1 E. Merckx (Bel)
2 L. Ocana (Spa)
3 B Thévenet (Fra)

1972
1 J. Fuente (Spa)
2 M. Lasa (Spa)
3 A. Tamames (Spa)

1971
1 F. Bracke (Bel)
2 W. David (Bel)
3 L. Ocana (Spa)

1970
1 L. Ocana (Spa)
2 A. Tamames (Spa)
3 H. Vanspringel (Bel)

1969
1 R. Pingeon (Fra)
2 L. Ocana (Spa)
3 W. Wagtmans (Ned)

1968
1 F. Gimondi (Ita)
2 J. Perez-Frances (Spa)
3 E. Velez (Spa)

1967
1 J. Janssen (Ned)
2 J. Ducasse (Fra)
3 A. Gonzalez (Spa)

1966
1 F. Gabica (Spa)
2 E. Velez (Spa)
3 C. Echeverria (Spa)

1965
1 R. Wolfshohl (Ger)
2 R. Poulidor (Fra)
3 R. Van Looy (Bel)

1964
1 R. Poulidor (Fra)
2 L. Otana (Spa)
3 J. Perez-Frances (Spa)

1963
1 J. Anquetil (Fra)
2 M. Colmenarejo (Spa)
3 M. Pacheco (Spa)

1962
1 R. Altig (Ger)
2 J. Perez-Frances (Spa)
3 S. Elliott (Ire)

1961
1 A. Soler (Spa)
2 F. Mahé (Fra)
3 J. Perez-Frances (Spa)

1960
1 F. De Mulder (Bel)
2 A. Desmet (Bel)
3 M. Pacheco (Spa)

1959
1 A. Suarez (Spa)
2 J. Segu (Spa)
3 R. Van Looy (Bel)

1958
1 J. Stablinski (Fra)
2 P. Fornara (Spa)
3 F. Manzaneque (Spa)

1957
1 J. Lorono (Spa)
2 F. Bahamontes (Spa)
3 B. Ruiz (Spa)

1956
1 A. Conterno (Ita)
2 J. Lorono (Spa)
3 R. Impanis (Bel)

1955
1 J. Dotto (Fra)
2 J. Quillez (Spa)
3 R. Geminiani (Fra)

1950
1 E. Rodriguez (Spa)
2 M. Rodriguez (Spa)
3 J. Serra (Spa)

1948
1 B. Ruiz (Spa)
2 E. Rodriguez (Spa)
3 B. Capo (Spa)

1947
1 W. Van Dijck (Bel)
2 M. Costa (Spa)
3 D. Rodriguez (Spa)

1946
1 D. Langarica (Spa)
2 J. Berrendero (Spa)
3 J. Lambrichs (Ned)

1945
1 D. Rodriguez (Spa)
2 J. Berrendero (Spa)
3 J. Gimeno (Spa)

1942
1 J. Berrendero (Spa)
2 D. Chafer (Spa)
3 A. Sancho (Spa)

1941
1 J. Berrendero (Spa)
2 F. Trueba (Sp)
3 J. Jabardo (Spa)

1936
1 G. Deloor (Bel)
2 A. Deloor (Bel)
3 A. Bertola (Spa)

1935
1 G. Deloor (Bel)
2 M. Canardo (Spa)
3 A. Dignef (Bel