The Vuelta 2022 route in numbers
- 3280 kilometers: From Utrecht, in the Netherlands, to Madrid, 3280 km are on the menu this year. With 21 stages and two countries visited.
- 1 time per team of 23.2 km (1st stage).
- 1 individual timer of 31.1 km (10th stage).
- 5 plain stages (2nd, 3rd, 11th, 16th and 21st steps).
- 3 hilly stages(4th, 13th and 17th steps). Two of these stages finish uphill (4th and 17th stages).
- 4 mid-mountain stages (5th, 7th, 12th and 19th steps). Two of these stages finish at altitude (5th and 12th stages).
- 7 high mountain stages (6th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 18th and 20th steps). Five of these stages finish at altitude (6th, 8th, 9th, 14th and 15th stages).
- 38 passes and ribs identified (1 Hors category, 14 of 1st category, 13 of 2nd and 10 of 3rd). With a summit of the Tour at 2510 meters above sea level.
- 1 day transfer between the Netherlands and Spain on Monday 22 August.
- 2 days offMondays August 29 and September 5.
- Bonuses at the finish of the stages in line: 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
- Every intermediate sprint (one per step in line): 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
- Distinctive Jerseys: General classification (red jersey), points (green), mountain (white with blue dots) and youth (white), born after January 1, 1997. Others
- Prize money: approximately 1,200,000 euros (150,000 to the winner).
The history of the Vuelta
- 76 editions since the creation of the event in 1935.
- Achievements by country: 33 victories for Spain, 9 for France, 7 for Belgium, 6 for Italy, 5 for Switzerland, 3 for Germany and Slovenia, 2 for the Netherlands, Colombia and Great Britain Brittany, 1 for Ireland, Russia, Kazakhstan and the United States.
- Record: four successes Roberto Heras (Esp) and three for Tony Rominger (Sui) and Alberto Contador (Esp).
- 1935 and 1936: Gustaaf Deloor
- 1947:Edward Van Dyck
- 1960:Franz De Mulder
- 1971:Ferdinand Bracke
- 1973:Eddy Merckx
- 1977:Freddy Maertens
The last winners
- 2012:Alberto Contador (Spain)
- 2013:Chris Horner (USA)
- 2014:Alberto Contador (Spain)
- 2015:Fabio Aru (Ita)
- 2016:Nairo Quintana (Col)
- 2017:Christopher Froome (UK)
- 2018:Simon Yates (UK)
- 2019:Primoz Roglic (Slo)
- 2020:Primoz Roglic (Slo)
- 2021:Primoz Roglic (Slo)
* Initially downgraded for doping in favor of Russian Denis Menchov, the Spaniard was given back his success by a court in Castile-Leon highlighting irregularities during anti-doping control. Judgment validated after the Spanish Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the Spanish Cycling Federation.
The 2021 ranking (August 14 to September 5)
- General: 1. Primoz Roglic (Slo / Jumbo-Visma) the 3415 km in 83h55: 29 (Avg.: 41,700 km/h); 2. Enric Mas (Esp) at 4:42; 3. Jack Haig (Aus) 7:40; 4. Adam Yates (GB) 9:06; 5. Gino Mäder (Sui) 11:33; 6. Egan Bernal (Col) 13:27; 7. David De la Cruz (Sp) 18:33; 8. Sepp Kuss (USA) 18:55; 9. Guillaume Martin (Eng) 20:27; 10. Felix Grossschartner (Aut) 22:22; 11. Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) 25:14; 12. Steven Kruijswijk (PB) 26:42; 13. Juan Pedro Lopez (Esp) 31:21; 14. Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra) 49:09; 15. Remy Rochas (Fra) 52: 32; 16. Clément hampoussin (Fra) 57: 29; 17. Damiano Caruso (Ita) 1:05:31; 18. Sam Oomen (PB) 1:09:25; 19. Oscar Cabedo (Sp) 1:12:43; 20. Steff Cras 1h22: 06… 184 starters – 142 classified.
- Points : Fabio Jakobsen (PB).
- Mountain : Michael Storer (Aus).
- Youth : Gino Mäder (Sui).
- Great–Combative : Magnus Cort Nielsen (Dan).
- By teams : Bahrain Victorious.