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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