Tour of the Basque Country 2017 Route stage 3: Vitoria-Gasteiz – San Sebastián
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - At 160.5 kilometres, the route of the 3rd stage in the Tour of the Basque Country takes in six intermediate climbs between Vitoria-Gasteiz and San Sebastián. The last hill is crested with some 10 kilometres remaining.
Once the flag is dropped the route runs on a false flat for almost 20 kilometres before a drop and a rolling section take the riders to the foot of Alto de Udana. This is a 7 kilometres climb at 3.7%, which is crested after 50 kilometres.
A two stage descent runs to Alto de Mandubia – 6 kilometres at 5.9% -, and after this climb one peak follows after the other at intervals of some 20 kilometres. Firstly Alto de Santa Ageda, a tough 8.6 kilometres toil at 6,7%, and then onto Alto de Alkiza, which is a 4 kilometres ascent at 6.5%.
Atop the next mountain, Alto de Andazarrate, there are 60 kilometres left to race. The climb itself is 5.9 kilometres at 6.3% and then the route continue to the last climb. Alto de Mendizorrotz amounts to 7.7 kilometres of climbing at an average gradient of 5%. Still 10.5 kilometres to go at the top, mostly downhill, yet the last 3 kilometres are flat.
Three intermediate sprints – at kilometre 131.7, at kilometre 141.6, and at kilometre 153.3. There are no time bonuses in the Tour of the Basque Country.
Results/race report stage 3 of the 2017 Tour of the Basque Country.
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