The 2007 Vuelta a España, the sixty-second edition of the cycle race, took place from September 1 until September 23, 2007. For the first time in a decade, the race started in the region of Galicia, at Vigo, home to Óscar Pereiro, with a flat stage. It was also an unusual Vuelta because the first summit finish came already on the fourth day of racing, with a stage ending atop the famed Lagos de Covadonga. The race was won by Denis Menchov, who also won the Mountains competition and the combined classification, and finished second in the points competition.
On stage 4, red jersey should have been worn by Paolo Bettini, because he was 2nd in classification after Freire, who was also overall leader. However, world champion Bettini was allowed to ride in his usual rainbow jersey.
Leonardo Piepoli led the KoM classification after stage 11 and should have worn the appropriate jersey on stage 12, but withdrew before its start; therefore, Serafin Martinez wore the mountains jersey on stages 12–14