The history of Cistierna would not be what it is without the Esla River. Its past, of particular importance during Roman times, revolves around this river formation that attracted miners from all over the peninsula. In 2016, David de la Cruz threatened Nairo Quintana's lead with an unthinkable escape from the departure at Cistierna that allowed him to take La Roja from the Columbian, albeit just for one day.
In Nava, cider is a way of life, whether it is through its production, or the tourism attracted by such festivities as the Cider Festival or the very popular Cider Museum, which has its headquarters in this Asturian town. This will be an unprecedented La Vuelta arrival, in which riders will try to stick to the etymological definition of Nava, which literally means “flat land between mountains”.