Vuelta 2022 Route stage 6: Bilbao - Pico Jano

Vuelta a España stage 6Thursday 25 August - Stage 6 at La Vuelta is a test of 181.2 kilometres between Bilbao and the Pico Jano. The finish climb is 12.6 kilometres long and averages 6.6%, while the total elevation gain exceeds 4,000 metres.

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 were paved, as the section starting at the Alsa reservoir used to be a dirt road.

The Pico 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 12.6 kilometres and averages 6.6%.

The run-up to the Pico Jano is vintage Vuelta. Two KOM climbs and plenty of uncategorised uphills are the exhausting requisites in a race that revolves around the finish climb. In order of apperance the riders tackle the Alto de la Escrita (5.5 kilometres at 4.5%), Puerto de Alisa (8.7 kilometres at 5.8%), Alto de Hijas (3.9 kilometres at 9%) and Collada de Brenes (6.8 kilometres at 8.2%) before the Pico Jano presents the final test. The race includes an elevation gain of more than 4,000 metres.

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The race is expected to finish around 17:30 local time (CEST).

Another interesting read: results 6th stage 2022 Vuelta.

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

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