Ruta del Sol 2016 Route stage 5: San Roque – Peñas Blancas
Sunday, February 21, 2016 – The closing stage of the 2016 Ruta del Sol leaves from the shores of the Bay of Gibraltar. Totalling at 170 kilometres, the race offers five climbs while the finish is on top of the last one: at Peñas Blancas, a 14.5 kilometres climb at 6.6% near Estepona.
With the Rock of Gibraltar in the background the riders leave the town of San Roque in what is supposed to be the decisive stage of the 2016 Ruta del Sol. The Queen Stage features one climb in the 3rd category, plus two climbs in both the 2nd category and the 1st category.
In order of appearance, Puerto del Espino (after 60 kilometres), Alto de Cortés (after 76 kilometres), Puerto Espiritu Rojo (after 91 kilometres) and Puerto de la Cruz (after 122 kilometres) are to be crested, and then it’s off to the closing climb up Alto Peñas Blancas, near Estepona. Special thing about Peñas Blancas is that it virtually begins on the beach and then, after a 14.5 kilometres toil up the mountain, the riders are at an elevation of almost 1,000 metres. The average grade is 6.6%, while the steepest section at 12.5% is in the first 3 kilometres.
Race results/race report stage 5, Ruta del Sol 2016.
Ruta del Sol 2016 stage 5: Height profiles, route maps, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Favourites - Ruta del Sol 2016 Overview - Ruta del Sol 2016 Van Garderen bests Kelderman by 2 seconds in ITT and new leader - Ruta del Sol 2016 Sprint victory Gatto in stage 3, Ben Swift new leader - Ruta del Sol 2016 Bouhanni to take stage 2 and GC lead - Ruta del Sol 2016 Daniele Bennati sprints to glory in stage 1 - Ruta del Sol 2016 Route stage 1: Almonaster la Real – Seville - Ruta del Sol 2016 Route stage 2: Palomares del Río - Córdoba - Ruta del Sol 2016 Route stage 3: Monachil – El Padul - Ruta del Sol 2016 Route stage 4: ITT in Alhaurin de la Torre - Ruta del Sol 2016 More articles
Tour of Valencia 2021 Route stage 3: Torrent - Alto de la Reina
Tour of Valencia 2021: Riders
Tour of Valencia 2021 Route stage 2: Alicante - Alicante
Tour of Valencia 2021 Route stage 4: Chilches - Almenara
Tour of Valencia 2021 Route stage 5: Paterna - Valencia
Amstel Gold Race 2021: The Route
Amstel Gold Race 2021: Riders
Amstel Gold Race 2021: Favourites
Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition 2021: The Route
Tour of the Alps 2021: The Route
Tour of the Alps 2021: Riders
Tour of the Alps 2021 Route stage 1: Brixen – Innsbruck
Tour of the Alps 2021 Route stage 2: Innsbruck – Feichten im Kaunertal
Tour of the Alps 2021 Route stage 3: Imst – Naturns
Tour de Romandie 2021: The Route
La Flèche Wallonne 2021: The Route
Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2021: The Route
Giro 2021: The Route
Giro 2021: Riders
Giro 2021: GC Favourites
Giro 2021 Route stage 1: Turin - Turin
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 1: Ganna's dash for pink
Giro 2021 Route stage 2: Stupinigi – Novara
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 2: First fast finishers showdown
Giro 2021 Route stage 3: Biella – Canale
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 3: Strong sprinters or late attackers
Tour de France 2021: The Route
Tour de France 2021: Riders
Cycling Calendar 2021
Vuelta 2021: The Route
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!