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2022 Vuelta a España

2022 Vuelta a España
2022 UCI World Tour, race 26 of 31
Peloton in Stage 2, Netherlands
Peloton in Stage 2, Netherlands
Race details
Dates19 August – 11 September
Stages21
Distance3,280.5 km (2,038 mi)
Winning time80h 26' 59"
Results
Winner  Remco Evenepoel (BEL) (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team)
  Second  Enric Mas (ESP) (Movistar Team)
  Third  Juan Ayuso (ESP) (UAE Team Emirates)

Points  Mads Pedersen (DEN) (Trek–Segafredo)
Mountains  Richard Carapaz (ECU) (Ineos Grenadiers)
Youth  Remco Evenepoel (BEL) (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team)
Combativity  Marc Soler (ESP) (UAE Team Emirates)
Team United Arab Emirates UAE Team Emirates
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The 2022 Vuelta a España was a three-week cycling race which took place in the Netherlands and Spain between 19 August and 11 September 2022. It was the 77th edition of the Vuelta a España and the third and final grand tour of the 2022 men's road cycling season. The race started in Utrecht and finished in Madrid.[1] In the third stage, the route briefly passed through Baarle-Hertog, in Belgium.

The race was won by Belgium's Remco Evenepoel which was his first Grand Tour triumph.[2][3]

Teams

Twenty-three teams participated in the 2022 Vuelta a España. All eighteen UCI WorldTeams were obliged to participate. Five UCI ProTeams also participated: Alpecin–Deceuninck and Arkéa–Samsic were automatically invited as the two best-performing ProTeams in 2021.

UCI WorldTeams

UCI ProTeams

Route and stages

Stage characteristics and winners[4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Ref
1 19 August Utrecht (Netherlands) to Utrecht (Netherlands) 23.2 km (14.4 mi) Team time trial Netherlands Team Jumbo–Visma [5]
2 20 August 's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) to Utrecht (Netherlands) 175.1 km (108.8 mi) Flat stage  Sam Bennett (IRL) [6]
3 21 August Breda (Netherlands) to Breda (Netherlands) 193.2 km (120.0 mi) Flat stage  Sam Bennett (IRL) [7]
22 August Transfer
4 23 August Vitoria-Gasteiz to Laguardia 153.5 km (95.4 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Primož Roglič (SLO) [8]
5 24 August Irun to Bilbao 187 km (116 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Marc Soler (ESP) [9]
6 25 August Bilbao to Pico Jano (San Miguel de Aguayo) 180 km (110 mi) Mountain stage  Jay Vine (AUS) [10]
7 26 August Camargo to Cistierna 190.1 km (118.1 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Jesús Herrada (ESP) [11]
8 27 August La Pola Llaviana to Colláu Fancuaya 154.5 km (96.0 mi) Mountain stage  Jay Vine (AUS) [12]
9 28 August Villaviciosa to Les Praeres 175.5 km (109.1 mi) Mountain stage  Louis Meintjes (RSA) [13]
29 August Elche Rest day
10 30 August Elche to Alicante 31.1 km (19.3 mi) Individual time trial  Remco Evenepoel (BEL) [14]
11 31 August ElPozo Alimentación to Cabo de Gata 193 km (120 mi) Flat stage  Kaden Groves (AUS) [15]
12 1 September Salobreña to Peñas Blancas 195.5 km (121.5 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Richard Carapaz (ECU) [16]
13 2 September Ronda to Montilla 171 km (106 mi) Flat stage  Mads Pedersen (DEN) [17]
14 3 September Montoro to Sierra de La Pandera 160.3 km (99.6 mi) Mountain stage  Richard Carapaz (ECU) [18]
15 4 September Martos to Sierra Nevada 148.1 km (92.0 mi) Mountain stage  Thymen Arensman (NED) [19]
5 September Sanlúcar de Barrameda Rest day
16 6 September Sanlúcar de Barrameda to Tomares 188.9 km (117.4 mi) Flat stage  Mads Pedersen (DEN) [20]
17 7 September Aracena to Monasterio de Tentudía 160 km (99 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Rigoberto Urán (COL) [21]
18 8 September Trujillo to Alto del Piornal 191.7 km (119.1 mi) Mountain stage  Remco Evenepoel (BEL) [22]
19 9 September Talavera de la Reina to Talavera de la Reina 132.7 km (82.5 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Mads Pedersen (DEN) [23]
20 10 September Moralzarzal to Puerto de Navacerrada 175.5 km (109.1 mi) Mountain stage  Richard Carapaz (ECU)
21 11 September Las Rozas to Madrid 100.5 km (62.4 mi) Flat stage  Juan Sebastián Molano (COL)
Total 3,280.5 km (2,038.4 mi)

Classification leadership

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
Points classification
Mountains classification
Young rider classification
Team classification
Combativity award
1 Team Jumbo–Visma Robert Gesink Primož Roglič[a] Chris Harper[b] Ethan Hayter Team Jumbo–Visma not awarded
2 Sam Bennett Mike Teunissen Sam Bennett Julius van den Berg Jetse Bol
3 Sam Bennett Edoardo Affini Pau Miquel
4 Primož Roglič Primož Roglič Joan Bou Ineos Grenadiers Alessandro De Marchi
5 Marc Soler Rudy Molard Victor Langellotti Fred Wright Groupama–FDJ Marc Soler
6 Jay Vine Remco Evenepoel Remco Evenepoel[c][d][e] UAE Team Emirates Mark Padun
7 Jesús Herrada Team Bahrain Victorious Jesús Herrada
8 Jay Vine Mads Pedersen Jay Vine UAE Team Emirates Mikel Landa
9 Louis Meintjes José Manuel Díaz
10 Remco Evenepoel Ineos Grenadiers not awarded
11 Kaden Groves Jetse Bol
12 Richard Carapaz UAE Team Emirates Samuele Battistella
13 Mads Pedersen Joan Bou
14 Richard Carapaz Luis León Sánchez
15 Thymen Arensman Lawson Craddock
16 Mads Pedersen Luis Ángel Maté
17 Rigoberto Urán Lawson Craddock
18 Remco Evenepoel Richard Carapaz Robert Gesink
19 Mads Pedersen Ander Okamika
20 Richard Carapaz Alejandro Valverde
21 Juan Sebastián Molano not awarded
Final Remco Evenepoel Mads Pedersen Richard Carapaz Remco Evenepoel UAE Team Emirates Marc Soler
  1. ^ Although Primož Roglič received the jersey on the podium in Utrecht, and wore it during stage 2, no points were on offer during stage 1.
  2. ^ Although Chris Harper received the jersey on the podium in Utrecht, and wore it during stage 2, no points were on offer during stage 1.
  3. ^ On stages 7-8 and stages 16-19, Juan Ayuso, who was second in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because first placed Remco Evenepoel wore the red jersey as the leader of the general classification.
  4. ^ On stages 9-10, Carlos Rodríguez, who was second in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because first placed Remco Evenepoel wore the red jersey as the leader of the general classification.
  5. ^ On stages 11-15, Juan Ayuso, who was third in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because first placed Remco Evenepoel wore the red jersey as the leader of the general classification while second placed Carlos Rodríguez wore his Spanish national champion's jersey.

Classification standings

Legend
Denotes the leader of the general classification Denotes the leader of the young rider classification
Denotes the leader of the points classification Denotes the leader of the team classification
Denotes the leader of the mountains classification Denotes the winner of the combativity award

General classification

Final general classification (1–10)[24]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Remco Evenepoel (BEL) A red jersey.A white jersey. Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 80h 26' 59"
2  Enric Mas (ESP) Movistar Team + 2' 02"
3  Juan Ayuso (ESP) A red jersey. UAE Team Emirates + 4' 57"
4  Miguel Ángel López (COL) Astana Qazaqstan Team + 5' 56"
5  João Almeida (POR) A red jersey. UAE Team Emirates + 7' 24"
6  Thymen Arensman (NED) Team DSM + 7' 45"
7  Carlos Rodríguez (ESP) Ineos Grenadiers + 7' 57"
8  Ben O'Connor (AUS) AG2R Citroën Team + 10' 30"
9  Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Education–EasyPost + 11' 04"
10  Jai Hindley (AUS) Bora–Hansgrohe + 12' 01"

Points classification[edit]

Final points classification (1–10)[24]
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Mads Pedersen (DEN) A green jersey. Trek–Segafredo 409
2  Fred Wright (GBR) Team Bahrain Victorious 186
3  Enric Mas (ESP) Movistar Team 138
4  Remco Evenepoel (BEL) A red jersey.A white jersey. Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 133
5  Marc Soler (ESP) A red number jersey.A yellow number jersey. UAE Team Emirates 133
6  Danny van Poppel (NED) Bora–Hansgrohe 108
7  Pascal Ackermann (GER) A red number jersey. UAE Team Emirates 106
8  Richard Carapaz (ECU) Ineos Grenadiers 105
9  Kaden Groves (AUS) Team BikeExchange–Jayco 74
10  Juan Sebastián Molano (COL) UAE Team Emirates 69

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[24]
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Richard Carapaz (ECU) A blue polkadot jersey. Ineos Grenadiers 73
2  Robert Stannard (AUS) Alpecin–Deceuninck 36
3  Enric Mas (ESP) Movistar Team 28
4  Thymen Arensman (NED) Team DSM 23
5  Remco Evenepoel (BEL) A red jersey.A white jersey. Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 23
6  Marc Soler (ESP) A red number jersey.A yellow number jersey. UAE Team Emirates 23
7  Sergio Higuita (COL) Bora–Hansgrohe 18
8  Miguel Ángel López (COL) Astana Qazaqstan Team 17
9  Jimmy Janssens (BEL) Alpecin–Deceuninck 17
10  Rubén Fernández (ESP) Cofidis 15

Young rider classification[edit]

Final young rider classification (1–10)[24]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Remco Evenepoel (BEL) A white jersey.A red jersey. Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 80h 26' 59"
2  Juan Ayuso (ESP) A red number jersey. UAE Team Emirates + 4' 57"
3  João Almeida (POR) A red number jersey. UAE Team Emirates + 7' 24"
4  Thymen Arensman (NED) Team DSM + 7' 45"
5  Carlos Rodríguez (ESP) Ineos Grenadiers + 7' 57"
6  Gino Mäder (SUI) Team Bahrain Victorious + 52' 25"
7  Sergio Higuita (COL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 1h 01' 23"
8  José Félix Parra (ESP) Equipo Kern Pharma + 1h 05' 02"
9  Clément Champoussin (FRA) AG2R Citroën Team + 1h 24' 39"
10  Edoardo Zambanini (ITA) Team Bahrain Victorious + 1h 31' 40"

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–10)[24]
Rank Team Time
1 United Arab Emirates UAE Team Emirates A white jersey with a red number bib. 240h 36' 32"
2 United Kingdom Ineos Grenadiers + 55' 35"
3 Spain Movistar Team + 1h 16' 52"
4 Bahrain Team Bahrain Victorious + 1h 17' 36"
5 Kazakhstan Astana Qazaqstan Team + 1h 34' 18"
6 Germany Bora–Hansgrohe + 1h 38' 20"
7 Netherlands Team Jumbo–Visma + 2h 12' 14"
8 United States EF Education–EasyPost + 2h 25' 47"
9 France Groupama–FDJ + 2h 33' 37"
10 Belgium Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team + 2h 47' 09"

References

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  3. ^ "Vuelta a Espana: Belgium's Remco Evenepoel seals maiden Grand Tour win". BBC Sport. 11 September 2022. Retrieved 13 September 2022.
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  6. ^ Fletcher, Patrick (20 August 2022). "Sam Bennett wins mass sprint to secure stage 2 victory at Vuelta a España". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
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