Chris Froome accepts his 2011 Vuelta a España winner's jersey
La UCI decreta ganador de la Vuelta a España de 2011 a Chris Froome
Vuelta a Espana - Stage 17 - 2011 - Finish
La Vuelta a España 2011 arranca en Benidorm
Vuelta a España 2011: Pablo Lastras
The 2011 Vuelta a España was held from 20 August to 11 September. The race began in Benidorm with a team time trial and ended, as is traditional, in Madrid. The 2011 Vuelta was the 66th edition of the race and was the first Vuelta in 33 years that visited the Basque Country. The 33-year absence from the region was due to fear of political protests.