Vuelta 2016 Route stage 4: Betanzos – San Andrés de Teixido (Cedeira)
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – Another beautiful Vuelta-stage against the wonderful backdrop of Galicia. At 163.5 kilometers, stage 4 of the 2016 Vuelta leads through the middle mountains from Betanzos to San Andrés de Teixido. A two stage ascent closes the stage with the last 4 kilometres going up at a 7.3 gradient.
With endless views and the highest cliffs on the European mainland near arrival place San Andrés de Teixido, stage 4 could very well be the most photogenic of the 2016 Vuelta
Early in the race the pack is set to climb two 3rd category climbs. Halfway the riders are almost back down to sea level before the second part brings rolling roads that do not exceed an elevation of metres. The finale starts at the foot of the two-staged closing climb, Both sections are around 5 kilometres. Peaking at 595 metres, the average grade of 4.7% is lowered by a small drop halfway.
The finish is near Mirador Vixia de Herbeira, one of the most beautiful lookouts on the wild Galician coast. The first three riders are awarded time bonuses at 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while 3, 2 and 1 seconds lay waiting at an intermediate sprint after 166 kilometres.
Results/race report 4th stage, 2016 Vuelta a España.
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