Ruta del Sol 2018 Route stage 4: Sevilla - Alcalá de los Gazules
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - The route of the Ruta del Sol's 4th stage runs from Sevilla to Alcalá de los Gazules. Amounting to 194.7 kilometres, the race ends at a summit finish after a punchy ascent with steepest ramps of up to 18%.
Following the start in Sevilla the riders head south on flat to gently rolling roads. In the second half of the stage the roads take a different shape. When the course enters the province of Cádiz the route gets more hilly to reach its zenith in the Sierra de Grazalema with the climb up the Puerto de las Palomas. The ascent of 15.7 kilometres at 5.4% was included in the Vuelta a España in 1986, 1990 and 2002.
Following a short drop and an 1 kilometre climb the route descends further to the valley. The last 60 kilometres are played out on rolling terrain.
Some 18 kilometres before the line the road goes up at 3% for approximately 4 kilometres before a rolling descent runs to the foot of the climb to Alcalá de los Gazules, a town that’s located some 50 kilometres north of Gibraltar. The final haul amounts to less then 2 kilometres but is spiced by stretches of pavé and ramps of up to 18%.
Read also: results/race report 4th stage 2018 Ruta del Sol.
Ruta del Sol 2018 stage 4: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom.
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Leave a comment
Log on with Facebook
No comments yet, your opinion is most welcome.
Related articles Favourites - Ruta del Sol 20 Overview - Ruta del Sol 20 Recent Winners - Ruta del Sol De la Cruz wins time trial, overall victory goes to Tim Wellens - 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 Sprint victory and leader's jersey for Thomas Boudat in Granada - Ruta del Sol 20 Route stage 1: Mijas - Granada - 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 5: Barbate - Barbate - Ruta del Sol 20 More articles
Tour de Romandie 2018 Stage 1: Sprint victory Omar Fraile, Primoz Roglic new leader
Tour de Romandie 2018: The Route
Tour de Romandie 2018: Riders
Tour de Romandie 2018: Favourites
Tour de Romandie 2018 Route stage 2: Delémont – Yverdon-les-Bain
Giro 2018: The Route
Giro 2018: Riders
Giro 2018: Favourites
Giro 2018 Route stage 1: ITT in Jerusalem (isr)
Giro 2018 Favourites stage 1: Time triallists for first maglia rosa
Tour of California 2018: The Route
Tour de Suisse 2018: The Route
Tour de France 2018: The Route
Tour de France 2018: Riders
La Course 2018: The Route
Vuelta 2018: The Route
Vuelta 2018: Riders
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route ITT – women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route road race – women
Cycling Calendar 2018
Quick Results Service