Following the start in Ibi the Vuelta continues on rolling roads. Two hills stand out. Puerto de Biar – 2.7 kilometres at 4.8% – is crested with 70 kilometres remaining, while the Puerto de Tibi is 6.7 kilometes long and the average gradient sits at 4.1%. The last 38 kilometres run mostly downhill to a likely sprint finish in Alicante.
Rubén Plaza – former Spanish Champion and stage winner on both La Vuelta and the Tour de France – was born in Ibi. The town is famous for its toy-making.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprint (with 21 kilometres remaining) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
The race is expected to finish around 17.35 local time.
Another interesting read: results/race report 3rd stage 2019 Vuelta a España.
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