Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 6: Breakaway Day

Thomas De Gendt - Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 6: Breakaway DayThe odds are that the breakaway will savour a successful day on the 6th stage of La Vuelta. The route is too hard for fast finishers, while GC contenders have nothing to gain on this terrain. (Slideshow route/profile)

The route is tailor-made for breakaway artists. Once the flag is dropped the road goes up and continues to do so after the village Noguerelas. The first 12 kilometres rise at approximately 5%, while the ascent kicks it up a notch after moving through the village. All in all, this is the perfect launch pad for a successful early attack.

Yet, as the seats in the break are likely to be very popular on stage 6, more attacks could be imminent. New chances appear near the village Linares, which is another uphill sector of 6 kilometres at 8%. The climb peaks out after 36.5 kilometres and then the route runs predominantly downhill. Which will make it harder to get away.

The riders tackle two moderate ascents inside the last 35 kilometres. By now, the break should be firmly established. May the attacker with the best legs and the smartest moves win. The finish is uphill after a 7.9 kilometres ascent at 5%.

Favourites 6th stage 2019 Vuelta a España

*** Thomas de Gendt, Mikel Nieve, Valerio Conti
** Tao Geoghegan Hart, Jesús Herrada, Robert Power
* Mark Padun, Tomasz Marczynski, Rémi Cavagna, Gianluca Brambilla

Take a look at the route of the 6th stage of La Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2019 stage 6: profile and finale

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