Frequently asked questions
View the frequently asked questions about La Vuelta Holanda below.
Where can I watch the stage?
Along the route there are many good places to watch the riders. Want to know where exactly the riders will pass? Check out our digital map, where you will find all kinds of useful information. You can also see where all the screens are.
Can I take pictures and video’s during the event?
Sure! It is no problem to take photos and videos. Don't forget to use our hashtag #VamosHolanda in your images!
HOW DO I STAY INFORMED?
On the website lavueltaholanda.com you can subscribe to the digital newsletter. Or follow us on social media (FB, Twitter, Insta) via @LaVueltaHollanda
WILL THERE BE AN ADVERTISING CARAVAN?
The traditional advertising caravan that precedes the major cycling tours will be given a unique character during the Dutch stages of La Vuelta. La Vuelta Holanda will be the first cycling event in the world to organise a Green caravan. The vehicles in the caravan are not only sustainable, but also bring a sustainable message. Click here for more information about the Green caravan.
IS THERE AN OFFICIAL LVH TOUR VERSION?
Yes, a week in advance you can already explore a part of the Vuelta course with the tour version. On Saturday 13 August in Breda and on Sunday 14 August in Utrecht. For more information, check out the website of the tour. Registration for the tour in Utrecht closes on Thursday 11 August 00:00 hours. For Breda, day registration remains possible.
ARE THERE STILL HOSPITALITY PACKAGES AVAILABLE?
Yes, there are still packages available. More information about hospitality can be found here.
CAN I STILL BECOME A VOLUNTEER FOR LVH?
Yes, we are still looking for event controllers and course posts. More information about being a volunteer for LVH can be found here.
ARE THERE ALSO SPECIAL STANDS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?
Yes, in the start and finish cities there are special stands. For more information see the accessibility page and the digital map.
WHICH STAGES WILL TAKE PLACE WHERE?
Friday evening: Stage 1 - Utrecht team time trial. Length: 23.3 kilometres:
On Friday evening the riders will race the team time trial through the streets of the Domstad. The teams start at the Jaarbeurs and cycle eastwards through the inner city. After the technical first part of this course, they will race along the Singel, over the Maliebaan, the oldest cycle path in the Netherlands. At full speed the route heads to Overvecht, where the teams make a loop in the direction of Leidsche Rijn. This is the perfect opportunity for the spectators to see the cycling heroes pass by twice. After leaving Leidsche Rijn, the teams head for the finish. From the fly-over they do a real team sprint until they cross the line at the Jaarbeursplein. In total, the team time trial is 23.3 kilometres long.
Saturday: Stage 2 - 's-Hertogenbosch - Utrecht. Length: 175.1 kilometres:
The start of the second stage on Saturday is at the Citadel in 's-Hertogenbosch. The first part of this stage is set against the backdrop of the Zuiderwaterlinie, the Dutch military defence line of the 16th and 17th centuries. After crossing the big rivers the peloton heads full speed towards the Amerongse Berg, where the first mountain points of La Vuelta 2022 can be earned. The riders will continue their route over the Utrechtse Heuvelrug with a magnificent view of the various estates and castles. They will then cycle towards Amersfoort. After a loop through the city of Utrecht, the sprint is on towards the finish line at the Utrecht Science Park. The second stage is 175.1 km long.
Sunday: Stage 3 - Breda. Length: 193.2 kilometres:
During the last stage on Dutch soil, the West Brabant Landscape will be in the spotlight. After the start on Sunday from the historic Breda Castle, the peloton will cross the province. The riders will come face to face with the Brabantse Wal, which is characteristic of the landscape of West Brabant. They will cycle through the cradle of Dutch cycling, such as St. Willebord, Alphen Chaam and Hoogerheide. After 193.2 kilometres, the peloton will once again pass through Breda to complete the final metres in the Netherlands. The finish line will be in front of the Chassé theatre, on the Claudius Prinsenlaan, where we will know who the winner of the third stage is.
WHAT IS THE PROGRAM FOR THE TEAM PRESENTATION?
On Thursday 18 August, around 16:00, the preliminary program of the team presentation starts. Around 18:00 hours the 23 teams will be presented during the team presentation. The riders will start at the Hampton Hotel in Hoog Catharijne, after which they will cross the shopping centre. Subsequently, the various teams will take the stage at Vredenburgplein. During the live TV presentation, the teams will enter the stage one by one and the riders will be introduced to the public. After the teams have been presented on the Vredenburgplein, they board a boat and you can wave them goodbye. Along the Singel, there are several large screens, so you don't have to miss anything of the team presentation.
WHAT TIME DO THE STAGES START?
During the time trial on Friday 19 August, the first team will start from the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht at 18:10. The last team will finish around 20:30 at the Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht.
The start of the second stage on Saturday 20 August will be at around 13:15 at the Citadel in 's-Hertogenbosch. The finish line will be at the Utrecht Science Park at around 17:40.
The third stage on Sunday 21 August will start at around 12:10 at the Kasteelplein in Breda. The first part of the stage will be 'neutralised' as the riders will go through the Great Church of Breda. Around 17:10 the riders will finish on the Chasséveld in Breda.
HOW SOON AFTER THE PELOTON HAS PASSED BY WILL THE TRACK BE AVAILABLE AGAIN?
The road will be opened again about an hour after the peloton has passed. Of course, the road is also closed before the arrival of the riders. On average, the entire closure lasts 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on the course of the race it may be longer.
WHERE ARE THERE FENCES AND BARRIERS?
Along the entire route there will be constructions and closures. The route will be completely free of traffic. During the passage of the peloton there will be no crossing points. The first and last kilometres of the stage will be entirely fenced in.
CAN I GET TO THE STAGES BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT?
If you live in the neighbourhood, we recommend you to come by bike or on foot. Take a look at the digital map for the bicycle sheds. If this is not possible, public transport is a good option. Plan your journey on the NS Travel planner or 9292.
During the first two stages, buses and trams in Utrecht will be running different routes in the afternoon and evening because roads are closed for La Vuelta Holanda. For more information, please check the websites of U-OV: U-OV and Syntus.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
During the stage days, it is busier than usual in the cities. Leave on time to avoid the crowds. We also advise you to come by bike or public transport, because of the traffic in the cities.
Parking is possible in regular car parks, with a few exceptions:
- During the first leg, it is not possible to park in the parking facilities Jaarbeurs and parking garage Croeselaan.
- During the second stage the parking garages directly along the track in 's-Hertogenbosch are not accessible.
-During the third leg, the Chassé car park is not accessible. The Barones is limited accessible during the start and the Turfschip is limited accessible during the finish of the stage.
ARE THERE ANY WORKS GOING ON AT THE MOMENT?
Work is currently taking place at various locations on the roads of the La Vuelta Holanda route. These works are intended to make the passage for the riders as safe as possible. We are aware of the work being carried out on and/or along the route and agreements have been made about this.
Work is currently taking place on the Western City Boulevard on the route of the time trial of the first stage to ensure a safe route for the riders.