Vuelta 2015 Route stage 7: Jódar - Capileira/Alpujarras

Vuelta 2015 Route stage 7: Jódar - Capileira/Alpujarras

Vuelta 2015 stage 7Friday, August 28, 2015 – Stage 7 in the Vuelta is the last day in Andalusia and, of course, it’s one for the climbers. At the end of the 191.1 kilometres ride between Jódar and Capileira a 1st category climb awaits the riders. We are in the Alpujarras, the mountainous region on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada.

Sandwiched between mountains and vast orchards with olive trees lies Jódar. A typical Andalusian village, of course equipped with castle and old church.

The pack leaves south. The road is going up and down, but the first mountain points are to be gathered after 87 kilometres of racing at a climb taking the riders from the village of La Peza to Puerto de los Bian Cares. After descending they pass through Granada. Dominating the city is the famous Alhambra, a huge palace and fortress of Moorish origin.

The stage continues along the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Although we are in the deep south of Spain, in wintertime this area is populated by skiers. However, this thought will bring no coolness to the riders whatsoever. It’s August and probably baking hot.

May be the mountains bring some relief with a closing climb in the Sierra Nevada. The climbs totals 18.7 kilometres while rising at an average grade of 5.4%. But that’s just a number, as a flat section of a few kilometres brings the average down. The last 12 kilometres are toughest, with a steepest section at 14% with around 1 kilometre left.

Basically, arrival place Capileira is the end of the world. Further north is only wild nature and high peaks. The road stops here and most riders will say: thank god for that.

Results/race report stage 7, Vuelta 2015.

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  • Wendy Jackson

    We are going to be in Orgiva to watch the riders on route up to Capiliera but I was wondering if the times have been announced yet for the different villages……I wouldn’t want to miss the race.

    • Hendrik Eppinga

      Hi Wendy,
      the scheduled times are not known yet, but we will post them as soon as they are available.
      The finish is most probably around 17:30.

  • Gail Humphreys

    Hi, please can you help? I intend to surprise my husband by booking a hotel near to the finish of stage 7 of the Vuelta 2015, so we can enjoy the action first hand. I have looked on several websites and there seems to be some confusion whether the stage ends at Capileira, Capilleira or Capilerilla? Please can you confirm which one it is, or what would be even better, if you can confirm the route will pass through Pampaneira. Thank you so much for your help. Gail Humphreys

    • Hendrik Eppinga

      Hi
      the finish is in Capileira (can be spelled differently), about 65 km south from Granada.
      The riders will pass Órgiva as well, and there is about one way from Órgiva to Capileira and this passes through Pampaneira.

      Hendrik

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