Ruta del Sol 2018 Route stage 1: Mijas - Granada

Ruta del Sol 2018 stage 1Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - The 1st stage of the Ruta del Sol runs from Mijas to Granada and counts 197.6 kilometres. Last year's opening stage also finished in Granada, which resulted in victory for the eventual overall winner Alejandro Valverde. He outsprinted a select group. This year's finale is not as challenging, though.

Stage 1 in Ruta del Sol sets off in Mijas, as the 3rd stage in the coming Vuelta a España will. That race runs to nearby Alhaurín de la Torre, yet the Ruta del Sol opens with a long and hilly leg to Granada.

The route moves through Málaga and from Rincón de la Victoria onward the riders race last year’s 1st stage. They climb Puerto de Zafarraya, Alto del Navazo, Alto de Alhama and Alto del Lucero before a rolling section runs to the finish in Granada.

Last year, the finale was marked by the Puerto de Monachil. This time the riders leave the 8.2 kilometres climb at 7,5% alone, so the race is not as tough.

Read also: results/race report 1st stage 2018 Ruta del Sol.

Ruta del Sol 2018 stage 1: Route maps, height profiles, and more

Click on the images to zoom


Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles
Favourites - Ruta del Sol 20 Overview - Ruta del Sol 20 De la Cruz wins time trial, overall victory goes to Tim Wellens - Ruta del Sol 20 Wellens bests Landa at steep cobbled climb to take lead - Ruta del Sol 20 Modolo sprints to victory, Poels still leading - Ruta del Sol 20 Wout Poels wins at steep horror hill to take overall lead - Ruta del Sol 20 Route stage 2: Otura - Alto de Allanadas - Ruta del Sol 20 Route stage 3: Mancha Real - Herrera - Ruta del Sol 20 Route stage 4: Sevilla - Alcalá de los Gazules - Ruta del Sol 20 Route stage 5: Barbate - Barbate - Ruta del Sol 20
More articles
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!