Last year’s Tour of Valencia kicked off with an ITT in Orihuela. Edvald Boasson Hagen powered to the first leader’s jersey.
No ITT in the 2020 Volta a la Comunidad Valenciana and the riders take off for a race on undulating roads. The climb to Hondon de los Frailes, a village at an elevation of 487 metres, appears after 95 kilometers.
The Hondon de los Frailes climb is the toughest challenge in a race that is likely to see a sprint finish. Stage 1 was won by Dylan Groenewegen ahead of Fabio Jakobsen and Alexander Kristoff.
The Grande Partenza of last year’s Vuelta a España took place in Torrevieja with Astana taking a surprise victory. Miguel Ángel López was the first rider to cross the line, so he grabbed the first red jersey.
Another interesting read: results 3rd stage 2020 Tour of Valencia 2020.
Tour of Valencia 2020 stage 3: routes, profiles, more
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