After a first day of rest, the Vuelta riders start the second week with a time trial.
Place in the only stopwatch of this Tour of Spain this Tuesday, September 5 with 25.8 kilometers on the program in the streets of Valladolid. No major difficulties are to be reported, the timer promises to be very fast and perfect for the specialists. Note, however, a small hill and many turns in the first 10 kilometers. Among the favorites of the day, unsurprisingly, we will find the Italian Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers), his Spanish teammate Jonathan Castroviejo, Stefan Bissegger (EF-Education-EasyPost), Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma), but above all the champion world champion and favorite of this Vuelta, Remco Evenepoel.
Overall leader Sepp Kuss can hope to keep his red leader's jersey even if he doesn't really know what to expect until the end of the Vuelta as he explained in a press briefing on Monday 4 September. "The team don't have unrealistic expectations of me and I don't feel any pressure even for this time trial. It's not like it's the last stage of this Vuelta. I just have to believe in me and then we'll see what can be done. My last wind tunnel test was a few years ago and this year I've only ridden my time trial bike in the Giro, the Tour and approaching La Vuelta for the team time trial, so I don't know what to expect, but I believe in myself"
Here is the stage classification and the general classification of the Vuelta, updated at the end of each stage:
The Vuelta traditionally takes place after the Tour de France. For its 78th edition, the start of the Tour of Spain has been scheduled for August 26, from Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, more than a month after the arrival of the Tour de France (July 23). The finish of the Tour of Spain was set three weeks later, on September 17, in Madrid.
Holder of the TV rights for the French and Italian classics but also for the three grand tours (Giro, Tour de France, Vuelta), the Eurosport group has been appointed to broadcast all of the stages of the 2023 Tour of Spain on its channels.
Here is the start list for the Vuelta 2023 with the competing teams and the list of riders on the starting line.
A route marked by the mountains and which leaves little room for mass arrivals... Here is the detail of the route of the Tour of Spain 2023 with the full map:
After a 14 kilometer team time trial from the seaside of the Barcelona city, the Tour of Spain will end at the Hippodrome de la Zarzuela, in Madrid. The list of steps: