Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 Details – this year’s Vuelta a España, the 69th edition of the Spanish Grand Tour is starting on August 23, Saturday with a 12.6 km Team Time Trial stage in Jerez de la Frontera.

The stage consists of a very Andalusian, urban itinerary, which will have cyclists riding past some of the most emblematic locations in Cadiz, the Vuelta’s departure point. It will be a short, mainly technical, circuit that will not mark many differences among the teams.

Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 quick info

  • DATE August 23, 2014, Saturday
  • STAGE TYPE Team Time Trial
  • START-FINISH Jerez de la Frontera (55 m) – Jerez de la Frontera (55 m)

Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 Profile

Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 profile
Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 profile
Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 last 5 km profile
Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 last 5 km profile

Team start times

Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 Team Time Trial start times, at European time:

  • 19:04 MTN-Qhubeka
  • 19:08 Cofidis
  • 19:12 Team Europcar
  • 19:16 Team Giant-Shimano
  • 19:20 AG2R La Mondiale
  • 19:24 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
  • 19:28 IAM Cycling
  • 19:32 Orica-GreenEdge
  • 19:36 Cannondale Pro Cycling
  • 19:40
  • 19:44 Lampre-Merida
  • 19:48 BMC Racing Team
  • 19:52 Trek Factory Racing
  • 19:56 Belkin Pro Cycling Team
  • 20:00 Garmin-Sharp
  • 20:04 Lotto-Belisol
  • 20:08 Astana Pro Team
  • 20:12 Team Katusha
  • 20:16 Team Sky
  • 20:20 Omega Pharma-Quick Step
  • 20:24 Tinkoff-Saxo
  • 20:28 Movistar Team

Jerez de la Frontera

Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 start-finish city, Jerez de la Frontera, the 2014 European City of Wine, is a municipality in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, (Spanish: Andalucía) in southwestern Spain, situated midway between the sea and the mountains. As of 2013, the city, the largest in the province, had 215,180 inhabitants; it is the fifth-largest in Andalusia.

The city has become the transportation and communications hub of the province, surpassing even Cádiz, the provincial capital, in economic activity. Jerez de la Frontera is also, in terms of land area, the largest municipality in the province, and its sprawling outlying areas are a fertile zone for agriculture. There are also many cattle ranches and horse-breeding operations, as well as a world-renowned wine industry.

The city is located 12 km (7.46 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean, in the Campiña de Jerez, region appropriate to cultivate the vineyards that produce the famous sherry. It pertains to commonwealth Municipios de la Bahía de Cádiz with a metropolitan area of over 650.000 inhabitants. Some famous places into the city are Alcazar of Jerez, Church of San Miguel, Charterhouse of Jerez, the Cathedral of San Salvador.

Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 1 - Jerez de la Frontera Cathedra
Jerez de la Frontera Cathedral (Catedral de Jerez de la Frontera). Image by Will – originally posted to Flickr as Catedral de Jerez, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

Main Sights in Jerez de la Frontera

  • Alcazar, a Moorish fortress, dating to the 11th century
  • The Cathedral
  • Church of San Miguel (15th century). It is in Gothic-Baroque style
  • Church of San Mateo, in Gothic style, the oldest in the city
  • The Charterhouse
  • Church of Santiago, dating back to Alfonso X of Castile’s times
  • Church of San Juan de los Caballeros, created after Alfonso X’s conquest of the city in 1264
  • Church of San Marcos (13th century)
  • Church of San Dionisio (13th century), built around 1457
  • Palacio Duque de Abrantes
  • Renaissance Town Hall (Ayuntamiento), built in 1575
  • Archaeological Museum