Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2018 Route stage 2: Bétera - Albuixech
Thursday, 1 February 2018 - The 2nd stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana is a demanding task in the medium mountains. The 154 kilometres route takes in five intermediate climbs. The race finishes in Albuixech, some 30 kilometres after the last peak.
Once the flag is dropped the road starts to climb gradually. Pico del Aguila is crested with 30 kilometres done and another 30 kilometres down the road the riders are at the summit of La Nevera. Both climbs are doable, yet you have to race all the way the way to the top and peaking at over 700 metres, it can be cold up there.
Now, the riders hit the route of last Vuelta’s 6th stage. Another non-steep climb up the Alto de Alcudia de Veo is followed by a short descent before the Puerto de Eslida appears. The first three climb were 3rd category, this one is 1st category. The Eslida is 5.2 kilometer while it is averaging 5.6%. At the top the riders are halfway down the route.
Time for a breather. For some 30 kilometres nothing much happens. Finding resources for the last climb of the day. Just as the Eslida, El Garbí is a 1st category ascent – although El Garbí is much longer. The climb amounts to 9.3 kilometres while the average gradient is 5.2%. The Garbí also featured in last year’s Vuelta a España’s 6th stage – and also as the last ascent.
Actually, the route of both stages is rather similar. Both with five intermediate climbs and the finish line some 30 kilometres after the last top. The Vuelta-stage was won by early attacker Tomasz Marczynski.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 2nd stage 2018 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 2018 stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Favourites - Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 20 Overview - Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 20 Roelandts outsprints Van Poppel, Valverde takes overall - Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 20 Valverde wins Queen Stage and cements overall lead - Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 20 BMC wins neutralized TTT, Valverde still in overall lead - Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 20 Van Poppel takes 1st stage and leader's jersey - Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 20 Route stage 1: Oropesa del Mar – Peñíscola - Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 20 Route stage 3: Poble Nou de Benitaxell - Calpe - Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 20 Route stage 4: Orihuela - Cocentaina - Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 20 Route stage 5: Paterna - Valencia - Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana 20 More articles
Visit the Tour de France
Tour de France 2019: The Route
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 1: Brussels - Brussels
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 2: Brussels - Brussels
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 3: Binche - Epernay
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 5: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges - Colmar
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 6: Mulhouse - La Planche des Belle Filles
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 13: ITT in Pau
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 14: Tarbes - Col du Tourmalet
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 15: Limoux - Prat d'Albis
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Tignes
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 20: Albertville - Val Thorens
Vuelta 2019: Route and rumours
Giro 2019: The Route
Giro 2019 Route stage 1: Bologna - San Luca
Giro 2019 Route stage 9: Riccione - San Marino
Giro 2019 Route stage 16: Lovere - Ponte di Legno
Giro 2019 Route stage 17: Commezzadura - Anterselva
Giro 2019 Route stage 19: Treviso – San Martino di Castrozza
Giro 2019 Route stage 20: Feltre - Croce d'Aune/Monte Avena
Giro 2019 Route stage 21: ITT in Verona
Tour Down Under 2019: The Route
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019: The Route
Volta a Catalunya 2019: The Route
E3 BinckBank Classic 2019: The Route
Cycling Calendar 2019
Quick Results Service
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!