Vuelta 2019 Route stage 18: Colmenar Viejo – Becerril de la Sierra

Vuelta 2019 route stage 18Thursday 12 September 2019 - At 180.9 kilometres, the 18th stage of the Vuelta a España travels over four intermediate climbs from Colmenar Viejo to Becerril de la Sierra. The race is played out in the middle mountains north of Madrid.

The uphill-party starts at the foot of the Puerto Navacerrada. Following its peak at 1,860 metres the riders plunge down to the foot of Puerto de la Morcuera. Taken from this side the ascent amounts to 14 kilometres at 4.7%. The same peak is crested almost 50 kilometres later, but this time from the other side. So the riders tackle the Morcuera twice and the second climb is the first descent – 9.2 kilometres at 6.6%.

The route continues to the Puerto de Cotos. At 11 kilometres, the climb is marked by an average gradient of 5%. The race stays at altitide for a few kilometres before dropping down. The final run-in to the line runs false flat uphill.

Vuelta a España 2019 stage 18: route, elevation, more

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