- Date : 26th August 2022
- Start : Camargo
- End : Cistierna
- Distance : 190.1km
- Profile : Hilly
Stage 7 profile
Start : Camargo
Camargo is a municipality in the province of Cantabria, in northern Spain. The town is located on the bank of the Río Deva, in the valley of the same name. It is situated at the foot of the Sierra de la Espina, a mountain range that forms part of the Cantabrian Mountains.
The town’s history goes back to pre-Roman times when it was inhabited by the Astures, a Celtic people who settled in the area in the 7th century BC. The Romans arrived in the 1st century BC and conquered the Astures, making Camargo a part of the Roman province of Hispania Tarraconensis. The town continued to be inhabited after the Roman Empire fell, and it was conquered by the Visigoths in the 5th century AD.
During the Middle Ages, Camargo was an important stop on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. The town’s Gothic church, Iglesia de Santa María de los Ángeles, was built in the 13th century and is a fine example of Gothic architecture.
Camargo is a charming town with a beautiful setting. It is well worth a visit if you are ever in northern Spain.
Finish : Cistierna
Cistierna is a beautiful Spanish city located in the province of Leon. It’s known for its picturesque setting and array of historical landmarks. Visitors can explore the city’s medieval castle, stroll through its charming streets, and visit its many museums and churches.
There’s also plenty of great shopping and dining to be enjoyed in Cistierna. Whether you’re looking to soak up some culture or simply relax in a beautiful setting, this city is definitely worth a visit.
In the past two times Cistierna hosted the stage departure, La Vuelta had a new general classification leader. In 2016, David de la Cruz took over the overall lead from Nairo Quintana. In 2018, Simon Yates regained the leader’s jersey and retained it until Madrid.