Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 6: Finale for puncheurs

Primoz Roglic - Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 6: Finale for puncheursimage: Cor VosThe 6th stage at La Vuelta boils down to the last 3.1 kilometres. While the average gradient of the finish climb sits at 7.3%., the first 2 kilometes and the last 150 metres are much steeper than that.

The first half of the race is played out on a lumpy route before the riders reach the Mediterranean. The second half couldn’t be more flat until the riders tackle the punchy finish climb to the weather station above Cullera.

The first 2 kilometres ascend at more than 10%. The following kilometre levels out before it ramps up to 21% just before the finish line.

Tadej Pogacar bested Alejandro Valverde and Dylan Teuns on this finish climb at the 2020 Tour of Valencia.

We’ll update this article in the coming weeks.

Favourites 6th stage 2021 Vuelta a España

*** Tadej Pogacar, Primoz Roglic, Alejandro Valverde, Adam Yates
** Dylan Teuns, Richard Carapaz, Egan Bernal, Tom Pidcock
* Wout Poels, Romain Bardet, Giulio Ciccone, Mauri Vansevenant

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