Vuelta 2023 Favourites stage 3: Attackers in the Pyrenees

Michael Storer - Vuelta 2023 Favourites stage 3: Attackers in the Pyreneesimage: Cor VosLa Vuelta traverses Catalunya on the third day to finish high up in the Pyrenees. In Andorra, to be precise. The run-up is undulating, the last 50 kilometres are mountainous. (Slideshow route/profile)

Two big climbs complicate things for the attackers in the final phase of the race. That is, for the non-climbers in the breakaway. The climbers must be looking forward to it. First the Coll d’Ordino, an 8.9 kilometres climb at 5.1%, and then the ascent to the ski area in the mountains above Arinsal. The finish climb is 8.3 kilometres long and averaging 7.7%.

Odds are that the Gc team will let the breakaway enough leash to ride for both the stage win and red jersey. After all, the real GC action is expected in the second and the third week.

Favourites 3rd stage 2023 Vuelta a España

*** David de la Cruz, Michael Storer, Ruben Guerreiro, Einer Rubio
** Jesús Herrada, Pierre Latour, Bauke Mollema, Rein Taaramäe
* Juan Pedro López, Joe Dombrowski, Lennert Van Eetvelt, Sylvain Moniquet

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2023 Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2023 stage 3: profiles & finish route

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