Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 3: First mountain top finish
image: Cor VosEffectually, the route of La Vuelta's 3rd stage is an undulating run-up to the uphill finale. The climb to the top of the Picón Blanco is 7.8 kilometres long and slopes at 9.3%.
The finish climb served as a stage finale at the Vuelta a Burgos in the last four editions. In succession, Mikel Landa (2017), Miguel Ángel López (2018), Iván Sosa (2019) and Remco Evenepoel (2020) took the spoils.
The rolling run-up to the foot of the Picón Blaco is pepped up with two section standing out. Early on, the Puerto de Manquillo brings 11 kilometres at 3.3% to the table, while the Alto de Bocos is crested 10 kilometres before the final haul up. This is a 2 kilometres climb at 7.8% before levelling out to 3% in the last kilometre.
Obviously, the race comes down to the Picón Blanco. The 7.8 kilometres at 9.3% peaks out at 15% in the final kilometre.
The question that looms above the race is whether or not the breakaway will be given enough leash to fight for the stag win. If so, the stage winner is likely to ride into the red jersey.
We’ll update this article in the coming weeks.
Favourites 3rd stage 2021 Vuelta a España
*** Antwan Tolhoek, Lawson Craddock, David de la Cruz, Mauri Vansevenant
** Adam Yates, Primoz Roglic, Tadej Pogacar, Egan Bernal, Giulio Ciccone
* Harm Vanhoucke, Jesús Herrada, Ben Hermans, Geoffrey Bouchard, Felix Großschartner
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