Tour of Valencia 2021 Route stage 1: Elche - Ondara

Tour of Valencia 2021 stage 1Wednesday 14 April - The Tour of Valencia opens with a race of 168.9 kilometres. Between the start in Elche and the finish in Ondara the route takes in four intermediate ascents.

The riders clip into their pedals in the Palmeral de Elche, or the Palm Grove of Elche. Which is the northernmost and worldwide one of the largest palm groves.

The 1st stage serves a race through the middle mountains. As per usual in Spain the route does not feature a lot of flat. The route takes in four classified ascents, two of which in the first half. Maigmó is a 7.5 kilometres climb at 3.9% and the Alcali is 5.4 kilometres long averages 5.6%.

The riders are to crest three climbs in the last 60 kilometres, but since the last one is situated 30 kilometres before the line a bunch sprints is not entirely off the cards. Moreover, the ascents are far from steep. The Quadretondeta is 7.5 kilometres at 3.1%, the Sa Creueta 6 kilometres at 4.1% before the non-classified Coll de Rates is te last uphill test: 1.8 kilometres at 5.5%.

A long descent with some uphill kicks leads onto a flat run-in to the line of 10 kilometres.

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