Vuelta 2018 Route Stage 4: Vélez-Málaga - La Alfaguara

Vuelta 2018 stage 4Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - La Vuelta a España leaves the Costa del Sol in its 4th stage. The race starts in Vélez-Málaga to set off in the direction of Granada with a summit finish in the Sierra de la Alfaguara. The ultimate climb is 12.4 kilometres and averaging 5.6%.

In the 4th stage the riders travel from the province Málaga to travel to the neighbouring province Granada. Following the start in Vélez-Málaga the route moves along along the Costa del Sol and through Nerja and Almuñécar to turn inland and climb up the A-4050 via Jete to Otívar. Or, as the locals say, the Carretera de la Cabra. It is a demanding route with a 1st category status.

Following the Puerto de la Cabra the route continues to Jayena and via a short non-categorized climb it goes downhill to Santa Fe and then Granada.

The race ends with a 12.4 closing climb in the Sierra de la Alfaguara. The ascent is averaging 5.6% and the steepest ramps are 20%.

Vuelta a España 2018 stage 4: Route map, height profile, and more

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