Cantabria, land of endless landscapes and cycling

May 31 st 2022 - 19:30 [GMT + 2]

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Bicycles and tourism both enjoy a truly privileged setting in Cantabria’s vast characteristic greenery. Like said greenery, its cycling routes surrounded by enviable natural settings are also endless. Flora, fauna and tourism all co-exist uniquely and sustainably on its beaches, some of which become marshlands in certain areas. And, of course, who can forget the mountains and forests found along the Cantabrian mountain range… This landscape cocktail offers a variety of terrains upon which to practice sports in general, and cycling in particular.

The Autonomous Community of Cantabria is an experienced La Vuelta host. With only two missed editions in the 21st century (2004 and 2009), the race’s recent history would make no sense without such icons as Peña Cabarga, Los Machucos or Fuente Dé. Its winding roads are responsible for some of cycling history’s most memorable moments.

Cantabria now goes on to form part of women’s cycling in Spain too, joining the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta 22. Following the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha and Galicia, the Cantabrian region now becomes the fourth Spanish autonomous community to host the event.

With the evolution of the race’s recent editions, the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta 22 continues to grow, adding yet another day of competition to its itinerary. This year, for the first time, it will consist of five stages – the first two will take place entirely on Cantabrian territory. The third stage will also take off from this region and then head towards Castilla y León. The host of the third stage will be Camargo that, just two weeks earlier, will have fired the starting gun for the 7th stage of La Vuelta 22.

Marina de Cudeyo, Colindres and Camargo will provide the setting for the new chapter that begins between Cantabria, La Vuelta and cycling. They will host the peloton of the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta 22 in order to continue writing its history together.

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