On 28 August, Andorra will once again host a final stage of the Vuelta a España. The country will provide an exciting finish to the stage, where the riders will have to make an effort to reach the finish line in our mountains.
We tell you all the details here.
La Vuelta a España passes through Andorra
This time the competition arrives relatively early and it will be the first contact that the cyclists will have with a mountain stage. The start is from Súria (Bages, Barcelona, Catalonia) and the finish line in Andorra will be in Arinsal, at an altitude of 1914m, after a total of 158.5 kilometres. La Vuelta will enter the Principality through the Spanish border, head to Canillo, pass through the Coll de Ordino, a first-class pass and where the stage will reach its highest point at 1980 metres above sea level. It will then descend through Ordino to La Massana and climb back up through Erts to the finish line. The finish, an unprecedented stage, will be in the Comallempe area in the Arinsal resort of Grandvalira Resorts.
Day 4 will be on 29 August, starting from the Parc Central in Andorra la Vella, towards Tarragona. This will be a medium-mountain stage with a distance of 183.4 kilometres.
La vuelta a España 2023
It starts on 21 August in the Olympic Port of Barcelona and finishes in Madrid on 17 September. It has a total of 21 stages, covers some 3,153 kilometres and will involve a total of 22 teams. In addition, it will cross its borders twice in Andorra and France. In the French Pyrenees it will climb the mythical Tourmalet, famous among Tour de France fans. Big names in cycling such as Remco Evenepoel, Geraint Thomas, Juan Ayuso, Enric Mas, and reigning Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard are expected to take part.