Vuelta 2020 Route stage 2: Pamplona - Lekunberri

Vuelta a España stage 2Wednesday 21 October - The 2nd stage of La Vuelta is a hilly race with a promising finale. Firstly, the riders climb the bumpy concrete road to the Sanctuary of San Miguel de Aralar. Secondly, they fly down 17 kilometres of smooth asfalt into Lekunberri.

Pamplona hosted a stage start in 2014 for hilly race to the Sanctuary of San Miguel de Aralar, where Fabio Aru outgunned Alejandro Valverde, Joaquim Rodríguez, Alberto Contador and Chris Froome with a late attack.

Again, La Vuelta sets off from Pamplona to travel a undulating to hilly terrain to Uharte-Arakil, which lies at the foot of the Artxueta, the mountain with the sanctuary situated just below its peak. The climb is hard and bumpy – 9.9 kilometres long and with an average gradient of 7.8%, while the steepest ramp at 17% appears in the last part. But you’ll also find some double digit stretches on the lower flanks.

After cresting the San Miguel de Aralar ascent the route drops on smooth asphalt into Lekunberri.

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