The race leaves from Alcañiz in the provincie of Teruel. The town lies at an elevation of 340 metres and on rolling roads the riders gradually climb to the Alto Morella, a peak at an elevation of 960 metres that’s crested with 75.4 kilometres done. They plunge down to another slightly rising section at around 10 kilometres before a long drop goes down to sea level. The last 20 kilometres of stage 16 in the Vuelta are flat. Historical arrival town Peñiscola lies at the Mediterranean.
The name Peñiscola is derived from the Latin word ‘peninsula’. Its strategic position accounts for an eventful history with a multitude of different rulers. The Hispanics were the founding fathers, Hannibal took the town from the Phoenicians, while the Knights Templar succeeded the Arabs as ruler.
The day after stage 16 the riders enjoy the second rest day in the 2016 Vuelta a España.
At the finish wait 10, 6 and 4 seconds for the first three riders, and 3, 2 and 1 seconds can be gained at the intermediate sprint after 139,2 kilometres.
Results/race report 16th stage, 2016 Vuelta.
Vuelta a España 2016 Stage 16: Route maps, height profiles, etc
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