Where: Spain
When: February 18-22 2015
Rank: UCI 2.1 Europe Tour

The Vuelta a Andalucia, more commonly known as the Ruta del Sol, features a start list packed with Grand Tour talent looking to get some early-season kilometres in their legs.

The race features both Chris Froome (Sky) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) in what is their first clash of the season.

Key info: Preview | Who will win?

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Inside the Ruta del Sol

As early season races go, the Ruta del Sol is certainly a toughie. A split stage on day one with a road race and a time trial, as well as…

Credit: Chris Catchpole

Ruta del Sol day one in pictures

The 2015 Ruta del Sol began with a tough opening split stage for the riders on Tuesday, with a 118km road race in the morning, before and 8.2km individual time…

Chris Froome and Alberto Contador on stage nineeen of the 2014 Tour of Spain

Where to watch the Ruta del Sol 2015

Some of cycling’s best climbers, including Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), will compete against each other for the first time this season as they take on the…

The peloton in action on Stage Four of the 2014 Ruta del Sol

Ruta del Sol 2015: Who will win?

We pick out the main contenders in the 2015 Ruta del Sol (Vuelta a Andalucia - February 18-22), and rate their chances

Peter Kennaugh, Geraint Thomas and Richie Porte at full throttle on the final climb of Stage 1 of the 2014 Ruta del Sol

Ruta del Sol 2015 preview

A look ahead to the Ruta del Sol (Vuelta a Andalucia - February 18-22): Stages, teams, past winners & more

Alejandro Valverde on his way to winning Stage 1 of the 2014 Ruta del Sol

Alejandro Valverde wins again at Ruta del Sol

Alejandro Valverde won stage one of the Ruta del Sol today to consolidate his overall lead after claiming yesterday’s prologue. Valverde was well protected by his Movistar teammates on the…