The race sets of from Requena, located at an elevation of almost 700 metres. The first half of the route goes predominantly downhill, although the riders tackle some minor climbs along the way as well. Nothing to worry about though and no KOM points are available.
The route reaches sea level at kilometre 75 and continues on the flat towards the finish climb.
The last 3.1 kilometres climb to the weather station above Cullera. The first 2 kilometres are double digit material before the slope evens out. Yet, the final 150 metres are insane with a maximum incline of 21% just before the line. The average gradient of the final test sits at 7.3%.
In last year’s Tour of Valencia Tadej Pogacar outgunned Alejandro Valverde and Dylan Teuns on the climb to the Cullera weather station.
Another interesting read: favourites 6th stage 2021 Vuelta a España.
The 6th stage of La Vuelta starts 13.45 and the race is expected to finish around 17.30 – both are local times.
Vuelta a España 2021 stage 6: profile & more
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