Tour of Spain 2022 Today, Live | Stage 1: Utrecht

Team time 23.3 kilometers at 18:30 will be the starting point of the 77th edition of the Vuelta a España in Utrecht and the one that will allow the first red shirt to be imposed.

With this beginning of the return, Utrecht, which prides itself on being one of the great cycling capitals of the world, has become the first city to welcome on its streets the departure of the big three, Twist (2010) Y Tours (2015).

It will be the thirty-first time that the Spanish race has scheduled a team time trial along its route and the eighteenth time that it has served as the starting signal.

The last team clock event was in the 2019 editionthe last one before the pandemic that turned almost everything upside down, which took place in the spectacular salt pans of Torrevieja (Alicante) in which you said from Astana, now in its lowest hours.

Teams will start at four minute intervals and the first to get on the box will be Burgos BHwhich will follow IWG Intermarche-Wantyto close with Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl, Movistar and last Jumbo Visma, team of current winner Slovenian Primož Roglic.

For Vuelta Technical Director, Fernando Escartinwill be a team time trial “slightly longer than those of recent editions” that will take the streets of Utrecht through its “wide avenues and without technical complications”.

According to him, there should be no “important differences” between the teams of the main favorites on a day where he is convinced that “the Dutch fans guarantee the success of the crowd” throughout the route.

After the departure from Assen in 2009, Utrecht is the second Dutch city to host an official start of La Vuelta. In addition, the competition has started outside Spain on two other occasions, Lisbon Portugal) in 1997 and Nimes (France) in 2017

The stage 1 of the 2022 Tour of Spain can be seen on TV through the channels Eurosport Y Telesport on RTVE. It can also be followed via EL ESPAÑOL’s live stream.

Stage 1: Utrecht – Utrecht (23.3 km)

Departure time: 6:30 p.m

Estimated time of arrival: 8:22 p.m

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