The Basque Country will host at least two stages in La Vuelta 2022

The The Basque Country will host at least two days in La Vuelta in 2022. The fifth stage will pass entirely through the province of Álava, and La Rioja Alavesa will have a lot of prominence. It is not known exactly, but it could leave Vitoria and end up in a town like Laguardia or Elciego. In this way, Javier Guillén re-engages with a regular partner: the General Deputy of Álava, Ramiro González.

Too The agreement between Unipublic and the Bilbao City Council is practically closed. That day, in theory, it will leave the Guggenheim or San Mamés and end in Cantabria, more specifically in the Pico Jano of the Liébana valley, an unprecedented peak in the Vuelta that the Diario Montañés recently cleared well. In order for the peloton to climb to the top, the last four kilometers will have to be paved, which are now gravel. The road reaches the Alsa reservoir. It is 3.4 kilometers at 6.4% but the final ramp, over 800 meters, has a drop of 13% that can decide the stage.

Lack a month for the presentation of the Vuelta in Madrid and details of it are already being known. The Basque Country did not host any stage of the last edition, but, two years ago, it even took charge of the Great Outing in Irún after ruling out that it was from the Netherlands due to the situation of the pandemic. The first stage was between Irun and Eibar, in Alto de Arrate. There was also a stage entirely from Alava, as on this occasion.

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