2022 Vuelta a España route to start low and end high with seven mountain stages

Vuelta a Espana 2022
Vuelta a Espana 2022 (Image credit: Vuelta a Espana)

The 2022 Vuelta a España route could be summed up neatly by the time-honoured saying of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” with nine summit finishes spread over three weeks providing ample opportunities for the climbers to dominate yet again.

After last year’s mountain-fest in the final week of the the Vuelta, 2022’s second week looks to be the toughest with three full-blown summit finishes in four days in the Sierras of Málaga, Jaén and Sierra Nevada on stages 12, 14 and 15 that could well decide the overall.

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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.