Vuelta a España Gallery

Sep 8, 2021

The final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a España has now drawn to a close finishing in Santiago de Compostela with its spectacular cathedral as a backdrop.

Israel Start-Up Nation rounded out the three week adventure through Spain with their heads held high, despite suffering endless bouts of bad luck and countless crashes that saw five of their riders abandon the race. Although luck was not on their side, the moral and motivation to keep trying never deterred, leaving the final three men battling to the very last metres.

Team Sports Director, Zak Dempster shared:

“Obviously it was a challenging Vuelta for the boys and the team in general. We finished with just three soldiers as we were unlucky throughout the three weeks with repeated crashes. At the same time, it was a great chance for a lot of the team and then Sebastian (Berwick), Guy (Niv) and James (Piccoli) in the final phase of the race to really have a free card and take their opportunities when they could. Also, just getting through. It’s a special thing to finish a Grand Tour and especially for Seb as it was his first one. For Guy, it was possibly his best Grand Tour performance yet and James has really stepped up from last year. At the end of the day, the fact that they were able to do that and tough it out through less than ideal circumstances, all in all – it was a great achievement. They should all be proud of themselves for fighting through it.  

 

As always, we went into the race aiming for stage results and GC hopes, but what happened, happened and now we just need to keep looking and moving forward from here.”

Take a look at our La Vuelta gallery, showcasing Israel Start Up Nation’s 21 days of racing across some of Spain’s most challenging, yet stunning terrain.

Photos by Noa Arnon

Stage 1 – ITT

BURGOS > BURGOS

La Vuelta Stage One ITT

Stage 2

CALERUEGA > BURGOS

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation

Stage 3

SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS > PICON BLANCO

Stage 4

EL BURGO DE OSMA > MOLINA DE ARAGON

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Stage 5 

TARANCON > ALBACEITE

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Stage 6

REQUENA > CULLERA

Stage 7

GANDIA > BALCON DE ALICANTE

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Stage 8

SANTA POLA > LA MANGA DEL MAR MENOR

Stage 9

PUERTO LUMBRERAS > ALTO DE VELEFIQUE TIGNES

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Stage 10

ROQUETAS DE MAR > RINCON DE LA VICTORIA 

Stage 11

ANTEQUERA > VALDEPENAS DE JAEN

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Stage 12

JAEN > CORDOBA

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Stage 13

BELMEZ > VILLANUEVA DE LA SERENA

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Stage 14

DON BENITO > PICO VILLUERCAS 

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Stage 15

NAVALMORAL DE LA MATA > EL BARRACO  

Stage 16

LAREDO > SANTA CRUS DE BEZANA 

Stage 17

UNQUERA > LAGOS DE COVADONGA

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Stage 18

SALAS > GAMONITEIRO

Stage 19

TAPIA > MONFORTE DE LEMOS

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Stage 20

SANXENXO > CASTRO DE HERVILLE

Stage 21 – ITT

PADRON > SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 

La Vuelta Israel Start-Up Nation Stage 4 sprint Factor Ostro

Read the latest news and articles from Factor

Top Road Cycling Climbs in Europe to Add to Your Bucket List

Top Road Cycling Climbs in Europe to Add to Your Bucket List

There’s something truly mythical about road cycling up an epic mountain pass. The stunning views on display, the unique mountain scenery and the overwhelmingly satisfactory feeling of reaching the summit. It’s worth every pedal stroke of pain and suffering endured...

Laura Siddall’s Paralympics Triathlon Experience

Laura Siddall’s Paralympics Triathlon Experience

World class triathlete, Laura Siddall recently embarked on a unique adventure to Tokyo for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Laura played a key part of Great Britain’s triathlon team as the travelling reserve for two Paratriathlon Visually Impaired (PTVI category) athletes....

8 Reasons to Try Gravel Cycling

8 Reasons to Try Gravel Cycling

1. IT'S SOMETHING DIFFERENT Gravel cycling offers an opportunity to mix it up and explore the roads less travelled. Something different from your go-to road cycling rides that you’ve no doubt tackled one too many times. From right outside your back door, to...

Select your currency
USD United States (US) dollar
EUR Euro