Vuelta iCal

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Time flies. The track programme’s finished at the Olympics and for road cycling fans the next big event is the Vuelta a España which starts this Saturday. Here’s a calendar of all the stages for your diary.

As ever this format proves very popular but it’s a tricky one for the Vuelta, which stages should you watch out for? There will be daily previews but until then the diary’s stages have a subjective star rating but with so many summit finishes it’s hard to identify the decisive stages so there’s a bias to some of the early uphill finishes as these will quickly reveal who’s got the VAM and the vamos and who has legs as responsive as cured jamón after an already long season. Afterwards the big mountain stages get the big ratings.

If you’re familiar with ical files, here’s the URL for the ics file.

Save the ics / iCal / iCalendar file and you can import it into your electronic diary. One or two clicks and it’s on your iPhone / Outlook etc. The default settings have alerts turned off but check your device to avoid annoyance. Best of all, copy this URL and use it to subscribe to the calendar and this way any changes and updates will be pushed to your diary.

Alternatively if you use Google then see calendar below and the +Google Calendar link on the bottom-right. Note this method can work with Android phones when the iCal file might not.

Here’s the calendar of stages for you to see:

If you want more help on how to make use of this, see the page which has the calendar for all the main men’s and women’s pro races in 2016 and a fuller explanation of how to put a calendar into Outloook, an iPhone, your diary etc.

Andy MacDonald August 17, 2016 at 3:58 pm

looks like the Rio iCal fo rthe Olympics?

The Inner Ring August 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Try now, looks like a copy-paste gremlin.

Somers August 18, 2016 at 7:29 am

contador, quintana, valverde, froome, landa, chavez, yates, kruisjwijk , van garderen, talansky, meintjes, barguil , gesink

its going to be an epic tour.

Mark H August 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

I think Landa is out with some kind of injury but yeah it looks good.

Hopefully those who are tired from the Tour etc. will enliven the race without necessarily having the ability to win it

Ecky Thump August 18, 2016 at 8:44 pm

Will there be a Daily Diaz this year, or similar?

The Inner Ring August 18, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Daily previews but sadly no Daily Díaz as Manuel is moving house and too busy. Plus a lot of the route is concentrated in a small area so it’s hard to have local info on the same area over and over again.

ebbe August 18, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Man oh man, I’m looking forward to this! Second best Grand Tour of the year, after the Giro.

Ok, this also makes it the second worst before the Tour, but you get my point 😉

Gabriel Constantin August 18, 2016 at 11:15 pm

It’s already decided, huh?

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