Vuelta 2022 Route stage 6: Bilbao - Pico del Jano

Vuelta a España stage 6Thursday 25 August - Stage 6 at La Vuelta is a test of 180 kilometres between Bilbao and the Pico del Jano. The finish climb is 14.6 kilometres long and averages 6.6%.

The race sets off from Bilbao to move westward and continue into Cantabria. The finish lies at the unprecented Pico Jano. For this to happen the last 4 kilometres of the climb have to be paved, as the section starting at the Alsa reservoir is dirt road at the moment.

The Pico del Jano begins in Bárcena de Pie de Concha and the first 7.6 kilometres to the reservoir go up at 7%. The ascent then levels out a little only to bounce back to an unforgiving 14.9% in the last 600 metres. From base to finish the climb adds up to 14.6 kilometres and averages 6.6%.

The run-up to the Pico del Jano is vintage Vuelta. Two KOM climbs and plenty of uncategorised uphills are merely requisites in a race that revolves around the finish climb.

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Vuelta a España 2022 stage 6: route, profile, more

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