Vuelta a España 2013 Stage 4 is between Lalín / a Estrada and Fisterra. The length of the course is 189 km. The stage is listed as Mountains with Summit Finish, but not so mountainous in fact. It ends with a short but steep uphill, like stage three, so it’s suitable to the puncheurs.
The fourth stage of the Vuelta will also feature a route commonly referred to as a “leg breaker”. The final part of the stage will again spike up although it won’t be challenging enough to result in significant changes in the classification. In theory, all leaders should be able to complete this stage without too much trouble. The stage will consist of 186 kilometers and will end at the finish line located in Fisterra “el Fin del Mundo” (The end of the Earth).
Australian Team Orica-GreenEDGE published another good video on their youtube channel. Luke Durbridge, 2011 Under 23 World Time Trial Champion and Australia’s National Time Trial Champion for the last 2 years (plus 2011 Under 23 National Time Trial Champion) revealed their top five Time Trial tips.
Andrea Sandrino Carrea, Fausto Coppi‘s last “gregario” (domestique) has died aged 88. He was the first cyclist to ride the Alpe d’Huez in the yellow jersey of leadership in the Tour de France and probably the only rider to have wept in distress at accidentally leading the race.
Vuelta a España 2013 edition will start in Vilanova de Arousa on August 24th, Saturday, and finish in Madrid on September 15th, Sunday. The race will start with a Team Time Trial and has 11 summit finishes this year, one more than in 2012. One of the summit finishes is at Peyragudes (in France). And the Angliru will be scene of the deciding stage. Continue reading “Vuelta a España 2013 Stages”