2012 Vuelta Route Announced

Last updated : 11 January 2012 By Kev Monks

The route for the 2012 Vuelta a España has been announced.

The race which was a trumph for Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome last year, will start in Pamplona with a 16.2km time trial on August 18th.

The real racing starts the next day with a stage from Pamplona to Viana and will take in cities such as Barcelona before the grand tour reaches the final stage which finishes in Madrid on September 9th.

The route is as follows:

Stage 1, August 18: Pamplona team time trial, 16.2km

Stage 2, August 19: Pamplona-Viana, 180km

Stage 3, August 20: Oion-Arrate (Eibar), 153km

Stage 4, August 21: Barakaldo-Valdezcaray, 155km

Stage 5, August 22: Logroño-Logroño, 172km

Stage 6, August 23: Tarazona-El Fuerte del Rapitán (Jaca), 174km

Stage 7, August 24: Jaca-Motorland (Alcañiz), 160km

Stage 8, August 25: Lleida- Coll de la Gallina (Andorra), 175km

Stage 9, August 26. Andorra-Barcelona, 194km

August 27: Rest day

Stage 10, August 28: Ponteareas-Sanxenxo, 166km

Stage 11, August 29: Cambados-Pontevedra time trial, 40km

Stage 12, August 30: Vilagarcía-Mirador de Ezaro (La Coruña), 184.6km

Stage 13, August 31: Santiago de Compostela-Ferrol, 172.7km

Stage 14, September 1: Palas do Rei-Los Ancares, 152km

Stage 15, September 2: La Robla-Lagos de Covadonga, 186.7km

Stage 16, September 3: Gijón (Villa de Jovellanos)-Cuitu Negro, 185km

September 4: Rest day

Stage 17, September 5: Santander-Fuente Dé, 177km

Stage 18, September 6: Aguilar de Campoo-Valladolid, 186.4km

Stage 19, September 7: Peñafiel-La Lastrilla, 169km

Stage 20, September 8: Palazuelo del Eresma-Bola del Mundo, 169.5km

Stage 21, September 9: Cercedilla-Madrid, 111.9km