Vuelta 2018 Route stage 7: Puerto Lumbreras - Pozo Alcón

Vuelta 2018 stage 7Friday, 31 August 2018 – La Vuelta a España's 7th stage commences in Puerto Lumbreras, not too far from the Mediterranean coast in Murcia. At 182 kilometres, the route sets sail to the blistering heat of inland Andalusia, where the race ends with a promising finale in Pozo Alcón.

Puerto Lumbreras lies some 50 kilometres from the coast and this leg only takes the riders further inland. Except the temperatures along the way to soar into to 40s.

Once the flag is dropped the road rises slightly, which is typical for what the day holds in store. A route that’s going up and down without ever getting steep. Two 3rd category climbs are the biggest hurdles – the first one at kilometre 114, the second one opening up the finale with 12 kilometres left to race. After the top the route continues with short uphill and downhill sections to a 5 kilometres false flat to the line.

Pozo Alcón in located at the Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas. This is the largest protected area of Spain.

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