Vuelta a España 2020 route revealed

The overall map of the 2020 Vuelta a Espana
(Image credit: LaVuelta)

A familiar cascade of uphill finishes will shape the Vuelta a España in 2020, with the summit finishes on the Tourmalet and the Angliru and a brutally difficult week-three time trial all but certain to decide the final outcome of the race.

The 2020 Vuelta’s eight summit finishes start with one of the Basque Country’s best-loved ascents, the Arrate, which traditionally hosts the ‘queen stage’ of the Vuelta al País Vasco, on stage 4. The last summit finish of the 2020 race will be on the technical, exposed slopes of La Covatilla in Spain’s far west, just 24 hours before the finish in Madrid.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.