Following a predominantly flat opening the route begins to climb at shallow gradients after 46 kilometres. The riders descent into Arenas de San Pedro before entering the Alto de la Centenera. The climb totals 15.7 kilometres and averages 5.2%. The last 5 kilometres are harder – 7.4% on average and peaking out at over 10%.
The riders descend into Mombeltran, only to start climbing again on the Puerto de Pedro Bernardo. It’s a 20.4 kilometres ascent with an average gradient of 5.4%.
The penultimate climb appears after 134.4 kilometres. The Puerto Mijares adds up to 20.4 kilometres, while the average slope sits at 5.5%.
A downhill of 25 kilometres takes the riders to the foot of the last climb. The Puerto San Juan de Nava is 9.6 kilometres long and averages 3.6%. The ensuing descent into El Barraco is 5.4 kilometres long.
The 15th stage of La Vuelta starts 11.35 and the race is expected to finish around 17.30 – both are local times.
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