Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol 2023

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Men's Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol 2023 race overview

IZNAJAR SPAIN FEBRUARY 16 A general view of Giovanni Aleotti of Italy Cesare Benedetti of Poland Emanuel Buchmann of Germany Matteo Fabbro of Italy Lennard Kamna of Germany Frederik Wandahl of Denmark Patrick Gamper of Austria and Team Bora Hansgrohe during the team presentation in the Ubrique bullring prior to the 68th Vuelta A Andalucia Ruta Del Sol 2022 Stage 1 a 2007km at stage from Ubrique to Iznjar 514m 68RdS on February 16 2022 in Iznjar Spain Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Team Bora-Hansgrohe introduced at the team presentation in the Ubrique bullring prior to the 68th Vuelta a Andalucia  Ruta Del Sol 2022 (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

When is the Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol? The five-day Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol will hold a 69th edition in 2023, taking place February 15-19. 

How long is the Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol? The five road stages of the Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol covered 818 kilometres in 2022, featuring hilly and mountainous terrain.

Where is the Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol held? The Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol takes place across the southern-most region of Spain, which is popular for tourists for its coastlines that span the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

Men's Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol 2023 information

One of Spain’s most venerable stage races, the Ruta del Sol - or Vuelta a Andalucia as it is also known -  returns to its usual February calendar slot after the global pandemic forced a change to May in 2021. 

Wout Poels (Bahrain Victorious), who won stage 4 and took the GC lead, held on for the overall title in 2022. He was challenged by 2021 winner Miguel Ángel López (Astana Qazaqstan) was on the podium again but this time third overall.

Spanish veteran Alejandro Valverde holds the record for most victories, five total across 14 starts, and the last one in 2017 riding for Movistar. He had planned to include the event in his farewell tour before retiring at the conclusion of 2022, but had to pull out of Ruta del Sol after also missing out on the Vuelta a Murcia, his home event, and the Clásica Jaén due to a COVID-19 positive test.

Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol

Date: February 15-19, 2023

Location: Andalucia, Spain

Category: ProSeries

Previous Edition: 2022

The route changes each year and the 2022 edition of the Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol began in the Cadiz town of Ubrique and concluded in Chiclana de Segura in the provence of Jaén. While the event began with a race in 1925, the foundation was set in 1955 when the multi-day stage race was then contested for consecutive seasons, only skipping 1978. 

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Stages

  • Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol 2023
    15 February 2023 - 19 February 2023 | Spain | 2.Pro
    • Stage 1
      2023-02-15
    • Stage 2
      2023-02-16
    • Stage 3
      2023-02-17
    • Stage 4
      2023-02-18
    • Stage 5
      2023-02-19

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