Today's stage in the Tour: the Asturian Galibier debuts

La Cubilla opens and the Cover threatens, so you could summarize the day of this Monday, which will be prior to the last day of rest. A lot of tiredness in the platoon.


" I do not know him, but I have seen the profile and they have told me that it is a kind of Asturian Galibier," says Roglic of the last port of the day today. It is an unprecedented climb that cyclists had been asking for a long time, La Cubilla, one of the most beautiful ports in Asturias located in the area of Pola de Lena, which claims to be a true paradise for this sport. It is an ascension that resembles those seen on the Tour. Lying, but infinite. The measurement of the Vuelta gives 17.8 km to 6.2%, without explosive ramps (the maximum at 9%) , but which is very long. More because long before the road begins to itch up to complete, in total, almost 30 km.

It will be the outcome of “another very hard stage” , as Valverde warns, and whose last kilometers are a beautiful picture, where the curves Horseshoe are seen from the top. “ If the weather is good, we can enjoy its exceptional views,” says Fernando Escartín. The problem is that the weather can be complicated, according to the forecasts that are handled, and that can turn the route into a land full of traps.

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(8.3 km to 8.2%), but where the ramps that exceed 10% is not what worries most. Much worse is its descent, technical, where high speeds can be reached and in which if rain appears the danger increases. The Aragonese suffered a terrible fall there in the 1999 edition, having to withdraw with multiple fractures. 444444

There, Alex Zulle, pronounced that of “bicycle in flowers”, when in his struggle for the Return of 1993 he left a good part of his options with an accident on that damn descent. The Port of San Lorenzo, the first that will rise with 10 km to 8.5% , complete a day that will once again be decisive and has multiple points to try to surprise the leader Roglic. The Movistar, after his good feelings in the Holly, the Astana where Lopez hopes to recover the good feelings, and a Pogacar that is increasingly closer to the Madrid podium, will have opportunities, although they are aware that in the stage you can win a lot, but you can also lose everything

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