Another medium mountain stage with five categorized climbs: km 156.4 – Alto de Alcudia de Veo (11 kilometer-long climb at 3.4%, category 3), km 144.6 – Puerto de Eslida (5.3 kilometer-long climb at 5.1%, category 3), km 107.8 – Alto de Chirivilla (7.9 kilometre-long climb at 4.1%, category 3), km 61.6 – Puerto del Oronet (6.4 kilometer-long climb at 4%, category 3) and km 36.4 – Puerto del Garbí (9.3 kilometer-long climb at 5.1%, category 2).
“Mid-mountain. Favorable stage for breakaways. The 2nd category Garbí climb may lead to the formation of a group that will fight for victory, but this will all depend on how good the breakaway is. By this point, there will already be around 15 riders who stand out in the general classification and we will know who has a real chance of winning La Vuelta.”