Vuelta 2020 Route stage 13: Castro Urdiales – Suances

Vuelta a España stage 13Friday 28 August - At 187.4 kilometres, stage 13 on La Vuelta travels on flat to bumpy roads close to the Bay of Biscay. The race runs from Castro Urdiales to Suances.

It has been a long time since La Vuelta last visited Castro Urdiales. In 1958, the race started in the town on the Bay of Biscay and traveled to Santander, where Frenchman Jean Graczyk took the spoils.

The route traverses the Cantabrian coast in easterly direction. At kilometre 117, the riders move through Torrelavega, which lies 10 kilometres south of Suances ligt. Yet, the route continues a little further east to tackle the only KOM climb of the day. The Alto de San Cipriano is 5.5 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 4.4%.

Still 60 kilometres to go at the crest of the Alto de San Cipriano. The route once again runs along the coast. Despite being far from flat, strong sprinters should be able to hold on. Especially since the last 10 kilometres are level.

Paolo Bettini is the last stage winner in Suances. In 2008, he outgunned Davide Rebellin and Damiano Cunego.

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