Vuelta 2018 Route Stage 6: Huércal Overa – Mar Menor (San Javier)

Vuelta 2018 stage 6Thursday, 30 augustus 2018 - With stage 6 the Vuelta a España will be leaving Andalusia for a short while. The leg starts in Huércal-Overa and then travels north to San Javier for a flat finish near the famous Mar Menor salty lagoon in Murcia. The route amounts to 153 kilometres.

Stage 6 is a likely sprint stage. Which doesn’t mean the route is entirely flat. En route the riders are to crest the Alto de Garrobillo and the Alto Cuesta de Cedacero, both 3rd category ascents.

The Garrobillo – 2.9 kilometres at 7.5% – is crested with 95.9 kilometres remaining, while the Vuelta travels over the Cuesta de Cedacero some 50 kilometres before the finish. It’s a climb in two stages: firstly a 3.6 kilometres climb at 6.9% before a 600 metres drop leads to 900 metres with a 7.3% slope.

The 6th stage runs mostly along the coast. Shortly after the flag has been dropped the course heads to the Mediterranean Sea and the riders move through Aguilas, Mazarròn and port city Cartagena to Europe’s largest salt water lagoon, Mar Menor. The last 15 kilometres of the route are entirely flat, so that’s plenty of time for the sprint teams to organize their troops.

Vuelta a España 2018 stage 6: Route map, height profile, and more

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  • Patricia Foote

    Can you tell me yet where the finish actually is on stage 6 in San Javier, Murcia Spain please

    • Hendrik Eppinga

      the finish is in San Javier, at the Av. Aviación Española.

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