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La Vuelta: A Colorful & Caliente History

The 3rd Grand Tour of the year is just days away, and although not considered as important as the Tour de France or Giro D’Italia. Le Vuelta a Espana has it’s own challenged and colorful history. From its birth during Europe’s troubled 1930’s, it stayed alive and grew despite the uncertain political climate in Spain through the next several decades, surviving and earning it’s rightful place as a Grand Tour. Here’s a look at the La Vuelta from 1935 to today…