Vuelta 2019 Route stage 8: Valls – Igualada

Vuelta 2019 route stage 8Saturday, 31 Augustus 2019 - Stage 8 in the Vuelta a España sets off in Valls and travels to Igualada. The 168 kilometres race is bound to see a sprint finish.

Valls hosts the Volta a Catalunya almost yearly, but it’s been six years since La Vuelta last visited the Catalonian down. In 2013, a stage left to Castelldefels and Warren Barguil – only 21 years of age at the time – took the win.

The route of the 8th stage of the 2019 Vuelta goes to Igualada, which served as a finish in the 2017 Volta Catalunya with Nacer Bouhanni sprinting to victory. Chances are the Vuelta stage to Igualada also comes down to a sprint finish.

The race is played out on rolling roads. The toughest ascent is the Puerto de Montserrat, which is crested with 27 kilometres remaining. Following the descent the last 5 kilometres is a flat run-in to the line.

Vuelta a España 2019 stage 8: route, elevation, more

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