La Vuelta 2021 Guide

The Spanish round begins this Saturday, August 14 with one of the most exciting editions in memory. This is Vuelta 2021.

According to its director Javier Guillén, La Vuelta's ability to, year after year, be one of the most spectacular races on the calendar lies in its ability to tell stories. And in recent years he has found a really interesting one, that of his dominator Primoz Roglic. The Slovenian has found in the Spanish round the place where he can show that he is a winner of great rounds, and also his place of peace in which to make up for when they have been worse. His first title in 2019 confirmed him as the star of the peloton after his third place in the Giro; while in 2020 he found with his second victory the balance he needed to forget the stick that lost the Tour in the last time. In this 2021, and when again his hopes in the Grande Bouclé were dashed by a fall, he returns for his third title to become a legend of the race. "That's what life is about, falling and getting up," says the Slovenian.

The best thing is that every year the story gets more interesting, and in 2021 Ineos, which was about to overthrow him last year with the brave Carapaz, repeats as a threat. The British arrive with a super team, with almost more stars than gregarious and with more Olympic golds than 58 countries of the Tokyo medal table. In front, and next to the Ecuadorian, an Egan Bernal whose history is not wasted either. The young talent who was born in the country most passionate about this sport, which gave him the first Tour to Colombia, comes to the land where so many beetles shone before with an unthinkable challenge for those pioneers: having the big three in their track record .

The story also features several Spaniards who want a leading role. This is the case of a Mikel Landa who returns six years later to raise that flag that Landismo has become and that so dazzles a hobby that no longer reproaches him for the result, he will only blame him for not trying. Something that Enric Mas seemed to understand in the last Tour, and that in this Vuelta, the race that placed him on pole for being the new national idol, must confirm. Others like Superman, Carthy or Vlasov, also claim their role in a career that in this edition has been careful with the decoration. The Vuelta de las Catedrales will not only take the squad from one time trial in Burgos to another as an atypical final in Santiago, but it also saves a brutal third week to keep the suspense going. There are so many attractions and so many stories to tell that one hardly misses that of a Pogacar that, satiated with success after the Tour, took the candy out of the mouths of those who expected to see them on the Spanish roads. Because, in this 2021, that is perhaps the best news. That all these stories will be told with the public, although the sanitary measures have not been relaxed for this reason.

After the atypical Vuelta 2020, both in terms of route and circumstances, for 2021 the organization found a way to program a classic route in which surprises were not lacking. With recurring formulas such as putting a mountain stage early or looking even in the flat stages for the spicy in the form of the wind to surprise with a decisive last time. Although the novelty that attracted the most attention were the new peaks, spread over the three weeks with a long-awaited port like the Gamoniteiro. These are the 21 stages of La Vuelta 2021.

A Jumbo-Ineos or a Roglic-Bernal could be the wrong way to analyze La Vuelta 2021 participation, even though the two World Tour superpowers come to the round with many of their best riders. However, at this point in the season, logic begins to fail and we cannot forget other outsiders who may grow up during the three weeks to surprise in Santiago.

A total of 23 teams will participate in the 76th edition of La Vuelta, the 19 belonging to the World Tour and four continental guests, with Alpecin as the leader of the European ranking and with their place guaranteed. The other three will be Spanish: the Burgos-BH in its most special Vuelta, the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA that celebrates its tenth participation and a Euskaltel that means the return of the orange tide.

Schedule: at what time do the stages of La Vuelta 2021 begin? 444 444

The start of stage 1 will start at 17:45, including the race time. Then, the departure of each stage will be between 13:25 and 14:55 Spanish time.

Television: where to watch La Vuelta 2021?

Spanish public television from the hand of TVE will be in charge of broadcasting the Vuelta a España 2021 live and openly. All stages can be seen through Teledeporte from August 14 to September 5. Eurosport 1 will broadcast the stages in full. In addition to television coverage, cycling enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the race through Eurosport Player and follow all the news on the Eurosport website.

Internet: how to follow La Vuelta 2021 online?

In AS you will also be able to follow the Vuelta a España 2021. From minute by minute of each stage, the most impressive images of each stage on each day and the statements of the protagonists, as well as the chronicle as soon as it ends, in addition to having several special envoys on the run.

CREATE YOUR EIGHT. The official La Vuelta by Tissot Fantasy, created by Biwenger and AS challenges the manager to create a winning La Vuelta team. The first step is to create a team among the La Vuelta riders on a limited budget. Each cyclist has his value and his role in the squad: leader, sprinter, climber and versatile. There will also be special stages in which a parallel team can be created for that special day (stage 9 ending in Velefique and stage 18, ending in Gamoniteiru). Changes may be made during La Vuelta.

GET THE BEST PERFORMANCE. Each runner will accumulate points according to the results of each day. The chosen cyclists will reflect in your score the performance they have had that day on the La Vuelta stage. These are the scoring rules.

COMPETITIONS. As in other Biwenger fantasy, you can compete in private leagues or directly compete in the Official League La Vuelta 21 by Tissot against all participating users.

AWARDS FOR THE BEST. The 10 best of the Official League La Vuelta 21 by Tissot will be awarded. At stake is a Super Sport Chrono by Tissot Watch and various jerseys.


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