Tour of Valencia 2019 Route stage 4: Villarreal - Alcossebre

alexy luzenko - Tour of Valencia 2019 Route stage 4: Villarreal - AlcossebreSaturday 9 February 2019 - The 4th stage of the Tour of Valencia starts in Villarreal to finish atop a punchy climb near Alcossebre.

Villarreal is home to Villarreal CF, a football club playing in the Primera División. The pro-cycling peloton visited the town in 2017, when it hosted a stage of the Vuelta a España. The race went to Sagunto and breakaway rider Tomasz Marczynski took the honours ahead of Pawel Poljanski and Enric Mas.

The peloton returns to Villarreal for the start of the Tour de Valencia’s Queen Stage. The route runs to the Ermita de Santa Lucía y Sant Benet on a steep hill above Alcossebre. The Spanish Grand Tour visited this place also in 2017. The day before the successful Marczynski break Alexey Lutsenko climbed to victory near the hermitage.

Shortly after the passage through coastal town Alcossebre the final climb appears. It is 3.4 kilometres and the first half is by far the steepest the section with an average gradient of 14.7%. The full Santa Lucía hill climbs at an average of 9.7%.

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