Vuelta 2020 Route stage 14: Villaviciosa – La Farrapona

Vuelta a España stage 14Saturday 29 August - The penultimate weekend of La Vuelta is tailor made for climbers. Stage 14 runs from Villaviciosa to a summit finish at La Farrapona, while three huge and one small intermediate climbs will add to the fatigue.

La Vuelta visited La Farrapona in 2014. The Asturian mountain lies in the Pico de Europa and back then it served as finish climb to the Queen Stage. The race boiled down to Alberto Contador/Chris Froome clash with El Pistolero taking the spoils with a lead of 14 second. Froome dictated the pace on the climb and Contador sticked to his wheel, but in the last kilometre the Spaniard was off to solo to victory.

La Farrapona is 16.5 kilometres long and the average gradients sits at 6.2%, which is a biased statistic. After 7 kilometres the route descends for a bit, while the last 6.5 kilometres climb at 9.4%. The ascent levels out to 8% after the flamme rouge.

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