Vuelta 2019 Route stage 6: Mora de Rubielos - Ares del Maestrat
Thursday 29 August - The 6th stage of the Vuelta a España leads from Mora de Rubielos to Ares del Maestrat. At 198.9 kilometres, the riders tackle four climbs, including the final haul up of 7.9 kilometres at 5%.
Shortly after the start – already at an elevation of 1,000 metres – the route climbs further uphill. Firstly to the village Nogueruelas and then to the corresponding peak, Puerto de Nogueruelas. The ascent is 9 kilometres long and slopes at 4.5%.
Next up is the Puerto de Linares: 7.7 kilometres at 5.7%. With its crest at 1,660 metres, this is the highest point of the day. The race is 36.5 kilometres underway.
On rolling roads the route descends gradually to 630 metres. Still 35 kilometres and two more climbs to go. The Puerto de Culla is a steady climb of 4.4 kilometres with an average gradient of 5.8%, while the last climb goes to Ares del Maestrat. Which is yet another steady test of 7.9 kilometres at 5%.
The route of La Vuelta’s 6th stage runs through the Sierra de Gúdar, a remote mountain chain with stunning nature.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the intermediate sprint (at kilometre 139) comes with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Another interesting read: results/race report 6th stage 2019 Vuelta a España.
Vuelta a España 2019 stage 6: route, profile, more
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