2022 Vuelta a España route could include the Angliru and new Asturian mega-climb

ALTU DEL GAMONITEIRU SPAIN SEPTEMBER 02 Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma attacks in the breakaway during the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 18 a 1626km stage from Salas to Altu dEl Gamoniteiru 1770m lavuelta LaVuelta21 on September 02 2021 in Altu dEl Gamoniteiru Spain Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
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The 2022 route of the Vuelta a España will finally be revealed on Thursday, resolving the considerable number of questions that remain about cycling’s third Grand Tour of the season.

As the last of the three Grand Tours to have its route published each year, the Vuelta’s key points are more or less established weeks before the curtain rises on the race presentation itself and long-standing  cycling commentators Carlos de Andrés and Pedro Delgado stride on stage to unveil all the details. But this year Vuelta organisers have been successful, at least so far, in keeping the 2022 route under wraps.

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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.