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The Vuelta a España is among the world’s three Grand Cycling Tours with the likes of the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. Every September, professional cyclists head to Spain for a chance to win the Vuelta a Espa... ... read more

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Vuelta a España - Cycling | Sports in Madrid.

The Vuelta a España is among the world’s three Grand Cycling Tours with the likes of the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. Every September, professional cyclists head to Spain for a chance to win the Vuelta a España and join the ranks of past winners like the legendary Anquetil, Pedro Delgado, and Alberto Contador.

The Spanish Vuelta has been held annually since 1935 and has only been interrupted by the World Wars and Spanish Civil War. Professional UCI cyclists race through Spain for 23 days with only two days to rest. The Vuelta a España route changes every year but according to tradition, cyclists still make their way through the Pyrenees, battling to the end of the race in Madrid.

The fastest rider at the end of each day is considered the leader of the race and gets to flaunt the leader’s famous red jersey to the cheering crowds that line up early on the streets to get a glimpse of the speeding cyclists. For cyclists that can’t quite earn that red jersey yet, there are plenty of other opportunities to take home a victory at the Vuelta a España including a contest for sprinting points, climbing mountains, combination riding, and a team contest. Fans crowd around the ceremonial stages in Madrid to cheer for the winners in each contest before packing out the nearby bars and restaurants to celebrate with a traditional glass of cava (Spanish sparkling wine).

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