Guadarrama and Gredos decide the winner of the Vuelta 2019

The Madrid stage, with Navacerrada, Morcuera and Cotos, and the final traca in Ávila with Pedro Bernardo, Peña Negra and Platform of Gredos will decide the winner of the 2019 Vuelta.

The platoon of the Tour of Spain enters the last week of competition after overcoming the hardness of the days in Los Machucos, El Acebo and the ascent to La Cubilla. The last week saves occasions for sprinters but also lands for ambushes in the fight for the general classification with the day of Gredos as a star dish before the walk through the streets of Madrid.

4 Stage 18: Colmenar Viejo - Becerril de la Sierra (Thursday September 12)

Cyclists will face a demanding 177.5-kilometer route between Colmenar Viejo and Becerril de la Sierra on a very similar route through which the penultimate stage of the Vuelta 2015, in which Fabio Aru snatched the leadership to Tom Dumoulin. After several flat kilometers, the road will sting up towards Navacerrada, where the ascent to Puerto de Navacerrada will begin, first class with its 11.8 kilometers at 6.3% . The descent of Cotos will take the cyclists to Rascafría to ascend Puerto de la Morcuera, first class with its 13.2 kilometers at 5% . A long descent will take the cyclists to the provisioning of Guadalix de la Sierra before returning to Miraflores to face the rise to The Morcuera by the slope that had descended (first category, 10.4 km to 6.7%) . After crowning they will go back down to the intermediate sprint of Rascafría before making the climb to Puerto de Cotos , first class with its 13.9 kilometers at 4.8% . From here they will make the descent of Navacerrada to reach the goal of Becerril de la Sierra.

4 Stage 20: Arenas de San Pedro - Platforms of Gredos (Saturday 14 of September)

The Sierra de Gredos will crown the virtual winner of the Tour of Spain after a demanding 190.4-kilometer journey between Arenas de San Pedro and the arrival high on Platform of Gredos. Almost out of the way, cyclists will have to face the first great difficulty of the day, the Puerto de Pedro Bernardo, first class with 18.4 kilometers at 4.4% . With hardly any rest, the riders will make the climb to Puerto de Serranillos (2nd category, 9 km at 4.8%) A long descent will lead cyclists to Alto de Navatalgordo (2nd, 3 km at 7.2%) before facing a new area that, without having punctual ports, yes it can cause fatigue in the corridors after a land full of dimensions and steepness. After passing through Navarredonda de Gredos, the runners will climb the Puerto de Chía (3rd, 3 kms. To 4%), before facing a descent and a favorable terrain on the way to Piedrahita, where the ascent to the demanding Puerto de Peña Negra will begin, top-notch with 14.2 kilometers at 5.9% . A rapid descent will take cyclists to the intermediate sprint of Hoyos del Espino before the start of the last port of the Vuelta 2019, the final ascent to Platforms de Gredos, third category with its 9.4 kilometers at 3.8% , which will crown the virtual winner of the Spanish round.

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