Geo-diversity in La Vuelta is following the peloton accompanied by a geologist who wants to show you the most interesting aspects of each stage’s landscapes. Geo-diversity is fascinating and it is everywhere. Moving continents, erupting volcanoes, flowing glaciers or sand travelling along beaches are just some of the processes that hide behind every mountain and every plain.
La Vuelta and geo-diversity are inseparable because every great cycling race is about reliefs. Every ramp and every descent show a landscape, a relief, some mines or agricultural fields, each of them with a story spanning over millions of years that, when explained by geology, makes the trip even more interesting. Culture cannot be pigeonholed and, here, we see that Sports Culture and Scientific Culture can walk hand in hand in order to complete each stage of the route together.
Each stage of Geo-diversity in La Vuelta includes a text, a few photos and some 3D diagrams that show the stage’s relief and geological map. In these diagrams, each type of rock or geological formation is represented by a different colour, according to the code or legend that can be consulted here.
- Ángel Saiz, Juan D Centeno, Miguel A Sanz, Agustín Senderos, José J Martínez Díaz (UCM)
- Luís Carcavilla, Juan J Durán, Raquel Morales, Juana Vegas (IGME)
- Olaya Dorado, Daniel Gómez, Lidia Madera, Raul J Pradana, Cynthia E Rieckhof
- Carlos J Vadillo, Javier Lorenzo, Tania Navalpotro, Estela García, Paula Sanz, Jon Ruiz