Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 6: Finale for puncheurs

Primoz Roglic - Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 6: Finale for puncheursfoto: Cor VosThe 6th stage at La Vuelta boils down to the last 1.9 kilometres. Following a predominatly flat race the road rises in the finale at 9.4% to the finish line. Attackers of GC men?

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 Cullera Castle.

The finish climb is 1.9 kilometres long and averages 9.4%. The Vuelta visited at this place once before – 41 years ago. In 1980, Sean Kelly took the spoils.

The question that looms above the race is whether or not the breakaway will be given enough leash to fight for the stage win.

Favourites 6th stage 2021 Vuelta a España

*** Maximilian Schachmann, Wout Poels, Andrea Bagioli, Primoz Roglic
** Alejandro Valverde, Adam Yates, Richard Carapaz, Giulio Ciccone
* Edward Planckaert, Alex Aranburu, Gino Mäder, Mauri Vansevenant

Another interesting read: route 6th stage of the 2021 Vuelta.

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