Tour of Spain 2012 Cycling

January 11, 2012 officially announced the schedule rides in the Vuelta 2012. The Tour of Spain starts on Saturday, August 18th in Pamplona and ends three weeks later on September 9 in Madrid. Read more about the travel schedule and details of the Vuelta in this article.

2012 back

In the Tour of Spain this year a large number of arrivals recorded uphill including arrivals at Lagos de Covadonga, Bola del Mundo and the Coll de la Gallina still partially hook. A true paradise for climbers so. Major contenders are safely established names like Contador and the Schleck brothers. The question is whether the winner of last year, Juan José Cobo reduce their title. The Dutch Robert Gesink and Bauke Mollema a chance given the correct final rankings they have achieved in previous editions.

Rider Scheme

In the table below you will find driving schedule with details of the Vuelta 2012:

Other

  • The first two editions of this round is won by the Belgian Gustaaf Deloor. After World War Gustaf moved to the US to work at NASA.
  • It is up to the Vuelta in 2012 was exactly 100 PaulDigo tour victories, the last Dutchman who won a ride was Lars Boom 2009. Jan Lambrichs the first Dutchman in 1946.
  • The Spaniard Delio Rodriguez holds the record with the most stage wins in the Vuelta, ie 39th
  • Frenchman Laurent Jalabert is the only rider in the same year, both the total score points standings and won the mountain classification 1995.