Vuelta 2022 Favourites stage 12: All out on finish climb

rein taaramae - Vuelta 2022 Favourites stage 12: All out on finish climbfoto: Cor VosStage 12 runs almost entirely along the Spanish south coast. The route is flat to undulating, until the finish climb kicks in. The Peñas Blancas is 19 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 6.7%. Attackers or GC riders?

The first part of the route is undulating before the route flattens out after Nerja. It stays like that until Málaga and then the riders turn right for an inland spin. No hard gradients at any moment though, it’s a gentle climb in the hills above Marbella.

After descending back to the coast the route continues further west. After 27 kilometres on the flat the riders move through Estepona and enter the finish climb. The first few hundred metres go up at double digits and then it levels out. The Peñas Blancas is 19 kilometres long and averages 6.7%

A climber is going to win, that’s obvious, be it from the breakaway or the GC group. We would opt for an attacker, but it could be a red jersey contender as well.

Favourites 12th stage 2022 Vuelta a España

*** Mark Padun, Marc Soler, Richard Carapaz, Rein Taaramäe, Jay Vine
** Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic, Enric Mas, Carlos Rodriguez, Juan Ayuso
* Mikel Landa, Rigoberto Uran, Miguel Ángel López, Thibaut Pinot, Alexey Lutsenko

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