O Gran Camiño 2023

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Gran Camino 2022 - 1st Edition - 4th stage Sarria - Sarria 15,9 km - 27/02/2022 - Michael Woods (CAN - Israel - Premier Tech) - Alejandro Valverde (ESP - Movistar Team) - Mark Padun (UKR - EF Education - EasyPost) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022

2022 GC winner of Gran Camiño, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team), stands on the podium between second-placed Michael Woods (Israel - Premier Tech) and Mark Padun (EF Education - EasyPost) in third (Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022)

Gran Camiño facts

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DateFebruary 23-26, 2023
Start LocationMuralla de Lugo
Finish LocationSantiago
UCI Class2.1
Last Edition2022 Gran Camino

O Gran Camiño is a four-day stage race that began in 2022 across north-west Spain, bringing pro racing back to Galicia to recapture the tradition of the Volta a Galicia, which ended in 2000. 

The second edition of “The Grand Way” will cover 568km across four days, February 23-26, 2023, which includes three road days and a final time trial.

Four WorldTour teams will take the start line in 2023, with Jumbo-Visma bringing Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard to start his season. Astana-Qazaqstan will be led by Davaid de la Cruz and Joe Dombrowski, while Movistar headlines Ruben Guerriero, a GC winner at the Saudi Tour, and Iván Sosa of Colombia, who was fifth overall last year. Cofidis will have five Spaniards in the race, including Rubén Fernández and Ion Izagirre, who were fourth and sixth overall last year, respectively.

Last year’s inaugural edition was won by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), who sealed overall victory on the final day by overtaking Michael Woods (Israel-Premier Tech), who had held a 10-second GC lead heading into the time trial.

2023 Gran Camiño route

2023 four-day route for O Gran Camiño

2023 four-day route for O Gran Camiño (Image credit: Eze Mosquera Events, S.L.)

Four days of racing at Gran Camiño begins with a pass around the famous Roman wall in Muralla de Lugo for 188km to Sarria, north of Galicia. 

Stage 2 includes coastline and mountains, with 180km from Tui to A Guarda, with a hilltop finish on Monte Trega. 

The third day is the queen stage with five categorised climbs, passing over the Alto de Santa Mariña twice before finishing on the Alto do Castelo.

The final stage is a hilly 18.1km time trial from Novo Milladoiro to Santiago.

2023 Gran Camiño teams

  • Movistar
  • Jumbo-Visma
  • Astana Qazaqstan
  • Cofidis
  • Euskaltel-Euskadi
  • Equipo Kernb Pharma
  • Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
  • Burgos-BH
  • Q36.5 Pro Cycling
  • Team Corratec
  • Human Powered Health
  • EOLO-Kometa
  • Electro Hiper Europa
  • Trinity Racing
  • APHotels and Resorts - Tavira
  • Efapel Cycling
  • Tavfer-Ovos Matinados-Mortágua
  • Rádio Popular-Paredes-Boavista