A flat stage for the sprinters. There’s a 3rd category climb early in the stage (Km 171.2 – Alto de Ardales, 7.2 kilometer-long climb at 4.3%), but it won’t effect the result of the stage.
“Flat. New day for sprinters, and one of their final opportunities in this year’s Vuelta. Their teams will be keeping everything in control so that there are no complications. The arrival in warm Seville after two weeks of competing will allow us to assess how tired everyone’s legs are.”