2022 Vuelta a España dates have been announced
Vuelta a España, one of the leading cycling races in the international calendar with 21 stages through three weeks of competition, will take place from August 19 to September 11, 2022.
La Vuelta 22 will pass through 34 Dutch municipalities over three stages and Utrecht will be the first city to host all three of cycling’s Grand Tours. The city previously hosted the the start of the Tour de France in 2015 and the finish of a stage of the Giro d’Italia in 2010.
Mayor of Utrecht Sharon Dijksma stated for this occasion: “We finally have an official date. We were looking forward to get back on track with La Vuelta Holanda’s project and now we can’t wait to get back to work. We’re putting together a wonderful program for residents and businesses as well as for all our international guests. Our aim is to further reinforce the special link that already exists between Spain and the Netherlands”.
The team presentation will take place on August 18 in the centre of Utrecht.
GM of La Vuelta Javier Guillén said: “We’re establishing new dates for a project with almost six years of work behind it. These extra months of waiting haven’t reduced one bit our eagerness to work together, nor the enthusiasm and ambition we have put into organising this official departure from the very first day. This departure will go down in history, marking an important milestone for both Spanish and Dutch cycling.”
The official departure will also mark the 900th anniversary of Utrecht being recognised as a city.
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