2023 Vuelta España Stage 16 Preview

Liencres Playa > Bejes 120km

The final week begins with a hilltop finish, but with the current GC position, will we see another day for the breakaway? The final climb isn’t the hardest in the world, there won’t be big gaps on GC, but will a team like UAE control the break and go for the stage win? Just 120km in length, and if the break takes 40km before it goes, teams won’t have to use up too much energy to chase.


Cloudy, with a threat of rain throughout the whole stage.

The Climb

The race ends with a cat 2 climb, 4.9km at 8.2% (the above image doesn’t show the final 200m), but that doesn’t tell the full story. The initial ramp is 1.9km at 9.2%, then around 1km of flat before the final 2km at 10.2%. Not only is the climb steep, it’s also relatively narrow.

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