Stage 3 takes us 184.8km from Vigo to Mirador De Lobeira.Again we are on the coast,so wind could play a big part.
The climb is 4.2km long at an average of just under 6%.This will certainly make for an interesting finish.You can see from the graphic that the section from 4km to 1.3km is steeper than the final 1.3km.The final section is under 4%,so if a strong sprinter can hang in,the last section is quite straight forward.
Bets I have placed so far:
Meersman – 1 point e/w at 18/1
Iklinsky – 1 point e/w at 125/1
Matthews – 1 point free bet at 50/1
I think that Meersman should be able to hang tough during the 8% section of the climb and if he does he’s the quickest by a distance.
Iklinskiy was incredibly strong during the Eneco,riding in support of Grivko.This finish is perfect for him and he’s massively over-priced.
More bets may follow tomorrow.Watch out for my tweets!