The 69th edition of the Tour of Andalusia – Ruta del Sol will take place between February 15 and 19, with the presence of seven riders from America from five countries: Colombia and Ecuador with two each; while Canada, the United States and Venezuela will present one per capita.
The traditional Spanish event on the UCI ProSeries calendar will have a total distance of 844 kilometers divided into five stages, with a varied profile for all tastes: climbers, sprinters and wheelers.
The representatives of our continent will be the Colombians Andrés Camilo Ardila with Burgos-BH and Santiago Buitrago with Bahrain-Victorius; Ecuadorians Jhonatan Narváez with INEOS Grenadiers and Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda from Caja Rural – Seguros RGA; while the American Joe Dombrowski will do it with the Astana Qazaqstan Team, the Canadian Hugo Houle will be with the Israel – Premier Tech; and the Venezuelan Orluis Aular will accompany Cepeda with the same outfit.
Among the great figures registered for this contest are Tadej Pogacar, who has just won the Jaén Paraíso Interior Classic, Mikel Landa, Pavel Sivakov, Jack Haig, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Enric Mas, Rafal Majka, Pierre Latour, among others.
In the list of winners of the race appears Miguel Ángel López, who was the only Colombian and American who has managed to win the Andalusian test in 2021, while Santiago Botero (2nd in 1999) and ‘Supermán’ López himself (3rd in 2022).
Tour of Andalusia 2023 route
1st stage | February 15: Génave-Santiago de la Espada Bridge / 179 km.
2nd stage | February 16: Diezma-Alcalá la Real / 156 km.
3rd stage | February 17: Alcalá de Guadaíra-Alcalá de los Gazules / 161 km.
4th stage | February 18: Olvera-Iznájar / 164 km. 5th stage | February 19: Otura-Alhaurín de la Torre / 184 km