Today's stage in the Vuelta: day without rest in Ávila

"There is no rest and the ports are of that asphalt that grabs," says Carlos Sastre, ideologist of the route. There is also a threat of storm.


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With the Vuelta controlled, but with the scare in the body. This is how Primoz Roglic, the red jersey of the Vuelta, arrives at the decisive stage of the round: a whole day in the province of Ávila of 190 km where there is hardly any rest. This is a route that Carlos Sastre, winner of the 2008 Tour , to show the benefits of their land while being long enough to be able to live a significant change in the general. It will begin to rise practically from the beginning, with an entity port like Pedro Bernardo for its length (a first 18.4 km category at 4.4%). It will be the first of up to six ascents. 444444

"There is no rest and the ports are of that asphalt that grabs," says Sastre. 222222 Serranillos (9 km at 4.8%), a name that evokes the Bernard Hinault exhibition and the sinking of Gorospe, Navatalgordo (a second category of only 3 km but 7.2%), Chia (3 km at 4%) will give way to what is indicated as key lift of the day, Peña Negra, another first of 14, 2 km at 5.8% . It will be crowned at 34 km from the finish line and it seems like one of the last occasions for the favorites to move since the final , unpublished on the Gredos Platform, is softer: 9.4 km at 4% of average slope 444444 Rain

However, the weather can change any strategy, because again it is expected that rain and even some storm will appear. And that, after this last week full of scares for the leader, appears threatening. "I am only closer to victory, but the Tour is not won," said yesterday after saving a difficult situation in the Toledo stage.



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