Remco Evenepoel was confirmed as winner of the 2022 Vuelta a Espana following the final stage of the race on Sunday (11 September).
Colombia's Juan Sebastian Molano won the final stage in Madrid after a sprint finish, with Evenepoel doing enough to seal his the general classification win in final men's grand tour race of the road cycling season.
Evenepoel wore the leader's red jersey after 15 of the 21 stages, on his way to claiming a maiden grand tour title.
Vuelta a España 2022 results: Stage 21 - Sunday 21 September
- Sebastian Molano (COL/UAE Team Emirates) 2h 26 36"
- Mads Pedersen (DEN/Trek-Segafredo) Same time
- Pascal Ackermann (GER/UAE Team Emirates) Same time
- Mike Teunissen (NED/Jumbo-Visma) Same time
- Danny van Poppel (NED/Bora-Hansgrohe) Same time
Vuelta a España 2022: General classification standings after the final stage - Stage 21 – Sunday 11 September
- Remco Evenepoel (BEL / Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) 80h26'59"
- Enric Mas (ESP / Movistar Team) +02'05"
- Juan Ayuso Pesquera (ESP / UAE Team Emirates) +05'08"
- Miguel Anguel Lopez (COL / Astana Qazaqstan) +05'56"
- Joao Pedro Goncalves Almeida (POR / UAE Team Emirates) +7'16"
Mads Pedersen finished with the green jersey for most points won overall., while Olympic road race champion Richard Carapaz took the polka dot jersey as the king of the mountains.
Stage-by-stage winners of the 2022 Vuelta a España
- Stage 1: 19 August, Utrecht to Utrecht (team time trial, 23.3km) - Won by Jumbo-Visma, Robert Gesink (Jumbo-Visma) takes overall leader's red jersey
- Stage 2: 20 August, 's-Hertogenbosch to Utrecht (175.1km) - Won by Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma) takes overall lead
- Stage 3: 21 August, Breda to Breda (193.5km) - Won by Sam Bennett, Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) takes overall lead
- Rest Day 1: 22 August (transfer day)
- Stage 4: 23 August, Vitoria-Gasteiz to Laguardia (152.5km) - Won by Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), who also takes the overall lead
- Stage 5: 24 August, Irún to Bilbao (187.2km) - Won by Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates). Rudy Molard (Groupama FDJ) takes overall lead
- Stage 6: 25 August, Bilbao to Ascensión al Pico Jano, San Miguel de Aguayo (181.2km) - Won by Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) takes overall lead
- Stage 7: 26 August, Camargo to Cistierna (190km) - Won by Jesús Herrada (Cofidis). Remco Evenepoel retains overall lead
- Stage 8: 27 August, La Pola Llaviana/Pola de Laviana to Colláu Fancuaya, Yernes y Tameza (153.4km) - Won by Jay Vine, Remco Evenepoel retains overall lead
- Stage 9: 28 August, Villaviciosa to Les Praeres, Nava (171.4km) - Won by Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Remco Evenepoel retains overall lead
- Rest Day 2: 29 August
- Stage 10: 30 August, Elche to Alicante (time trial, 30.9km) - Won by Remco Evenepoel, who retains overall lead
- Stage 11: 31 August, ElPozo Alimentación, Alhama de Murcia to Cabo de Gata (191.2km) - Won by Kaden Groves (BikeExchange-Jayco). Remco Evenepoel retains overall lead
- Stage 12: 1 September, Salobreña to Peñas Blancas, Estepona (192.7km) - Won by Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers). Remco Evenepoel retains lead.
- Stage 13: 2 September, Ronda to Montilla (168.4km) - Won by Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo). Remco Evenepoel retains lead.
- Stage 14: 3 September, Montoro to Sierra de la Pandera (160.3km) - Won by Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers). Remco Evenepoel retains overall lead.
- Stage 15: 4 September, Martos to Sierra Nevada, Alto Hoya de la Mora, Monachil (152.6km) - Won by Thymen Arensman (Team DSM). Remco Evenepoel retains overall lead.
- Rest Day 3: 5 September
- Stage 16: 6 September, Sanlúcar de Barrameda to Tomares (189.4km) - Won by Mads Pedersen. Remco Evenepoel retains overall lead.
- Stage 17: 7 September, Aracena to Monasterio de Tentudía (162.3km) - Won by Rigoberto Uran. Remco Evenepoel retains overall lead.
- Stage 18: 8 September, Trujillo to Alto de Piornal (192km) - Won by Remco Evenepoel, who retains overall lead
- Stage 19: 9 September, Talavera de la Reina to Talavera de la Reina (138.3km) - Won by Mads Pedersen. Remco Evenepoel retains overall lead.
- Stage 20: 10 September, Moralzarzal to Puerto de Navacerrada (181km) - Won by Richard Carapaz. Remco Evenepoel retains overall lead.
- Stage 21: 11 September, Las Rozas to Madrid, Paisaje de la Luz (96.7km)