It will be number 27. After a year of hiatus, Cordova once again enters the itinerary of the Vuelta Ciclista a España 2024. Everything will begin in Lisbon, as happened in 1997, on August 17 and will end in Madrid on September 8. In Portuguese lands, as already confirmed on the last day of the 2023 round, up to three stages will be held (Lisbon, Oeiras and Cascais). From there he will go to Spain to develop his career in up to nine communities. Andalusia – which did not host La Vuelta in 2023 – will have a clear role and Córdoba regains a place on the itinerary.


  • The 2024 Vuelta will be the mid-mountain race and the final time trial in Madrid

In Spanish territory, Extremadura will be the scene of the days that will precede the entry through the south of Andalusia. Málaga, Granada, Córdoba and Jaén appear on the route, with the stopover in the capital scheduled for Friday, August 23. It will be the seventh stage, starting in the Malaga town of Archidona.

One more time

The Back to Spain has already happened on 26 occasions throughout the province. Córdoba capital, Cabra, Priego, Montoro, Belmez and Montilla have hosted stage starts or finishes on occasion.

The relationship between Cordoba and the Vuelta It started in the late 1950s. A total of eight times it passed through Córdoba during the time it was celebrated in the month of April (1959, 1962, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1992 and 1994). In history the days are marked April 25 and 26, 1959 with the goal of a stage that left Manzanares and was won by Antonio Karmany. The next day he left Córdoba heading to Seville.

In 1962 came the only triumph of a Córdoba cyclist at a finish line in his homeland. The milestone, never reissued, was carried out by the man from Egabr Antonio Gómez Del Moral, which crossed the finish line in a 193-kilometer stage starting in Malaga. Precisely to pay tribute to Gómez del Moral ten years later, in 1972, a stage of Cabra headed to Granada was launched.

Priego received the Vuelta for the first time in 1976. On April 29, the Luxembourger won Roger Gilson in a stage that began in Estepona. The next day he left the town of Subbética for a day that ended in Jaén.

Starting in 1995, stages arrived in the province with the Vuelta a España being held. on its current dates of August and September. Since then he has passed through Córdoba in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021 and 2022.

Valverde, on the right, in a Cazorla-Córdoba stage of the 2015 Vuelta.

The first exit

For the first time it arrived in September on a day starting in Córdoba and finishing in Seville, which was held September 12, 1995. The 1997 edition had three stages in Cordoba between September 13 and 15, with the novelty that on the second day there was a decisive 35-kilometer individual time trial that was won by Melchor Mauri.

Montoro hosted the Vuelta for the first time in 2000 when it received the start on August 28 of a day that ended in Valdepeñas after 198 kilometers.

Óscar Freire, at the end of the Otura-Córdoba stage in the 2010 Vuelta.

A second time trial was held in Córdoba on September 16, 2002, which on this occasion he won Aitor González. Belmez joined the locations with a start or finish line in 2021, as it received the start of a stage with a finish line in Villanueva de la Serena on August 27.

The return to Spain It passed through the province for the last time in 2022, on September 2, with a finish line in Montilla and the next day with a departure in Montoro. The Montilla city debuted in this way in one of the three great stage races in the world. The last stage of the Vuelta a España with the finish line in the capital city of Córdoba was held on August 26, 2021 and was won by the Dane Magnus Nielsen.