La Vall d’Uixó > Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre 183km
Well then, time for some mountain fun. The race heads back to the scene of one of the unlikeliest grand tour wins in modern history, the day Ángel Madrazo won from a break of three, which featured his teammate Jetse Bol and José Herrada. When the break established, everyone expected someone to chase from behind, but no one did. Madrazo managed to take an incredible win, and the GC group exploded in the closing kilometres, with López the first home. What will happen this year?
Sunny and warm. There’s a nice tailwind for the first half of the stage, then it’s headwind. The climb is tailwind until the final 1.8km, then it’s another headwind.
Proper tough. The final 5km averages 10%, this is a day where some GC riders will kiss goodbye to the red jersey, I’m looking at you Geraint Thomas.
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