Today's stage in the Tour: profile and route of the 18th day

The stage of last Wednesday, with an average of 50.6 km / h, can wreak havoc. Today there will be four ascents: Navacerrada, Cotos and twice Morcuera.


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"On this day you will notice the wear of the Guadalajara stage. 222222 Especially those who were will suffer pulling. I did not, that was going to wheel, "commented Alejandro Valverde in the goal of Guadalajara. And if today at Sierra de Guadarrama was presented as a key day, yesterday's stroke in one of the fastest stages of always causes expectations to skyrocket. Roglic still has enough income to not go crazy: 2:24 about Nairo Quintana, 2:48 about Valverde, 3:42 about Pogacar ... and 3:59 about a Miguel Ángel López whom in the Astana they still see capable of gesta.

Well, today’s layout is favorable, with four ports: Navacerrada (11.8 km at 6.3%), the Morcuera (13.2 at 5%), repeated by a harder profile (10 , 4 to 6.7%), and Cotos (13.9 to 4.8%), the latter crowned 26 km from the goal. On the paper, demanding, but taking a look at the history of cycling, inspiring climbs to try to bust the race. the battle that crowned Fabio Aru in 2015, which broke Tom Dumoulin on a day in which Astana deployed an offensive tactic that led him to the title. The Kazakh team, like the Movistar, will have that reference to seek to unload a Roglic who, after the blow of yesterday, seems to have more doubts. The Slovenian already knows what it is like to fall apart, as happened in the Giro, and in his car will be led by Addy Engels, the same director that Tom Dumoulin had on that September 12, 2015 in which he became the sad protagonist. Matches. 444444

From then on, there is still a survivor in the Astana, who will want to turn Miguel Ángel López into the Aru now. It is Luis León Sánchez, who was one of those who threw as a possessive that day: "It was a great victory for the group. Now we are going to support López. We will see how we set the day, but it is not assured that it will come out that well. 222222 This is not mathematics and in this round everything can happen ".



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