The Strava data: Jorgenson and Haig rule in the Alto de Velefique

The American from Movistar and the Australian from Bahrain-Victorious have the best time at the top of the final pass in a demanding day that will close the first week.

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The peloton of La Vuelta faces another demanding mountain test this Sunday to close this first week of the race with a stage of 188 kilometers with the arrival at Alto de Velefique that will surely make differences between the men of the general after the efforts accumulated in this first week

The first of the four scoring ports of the day will be the Alto de Cuatro Vientos, third category with its 10.5 kilometers at 3.8% that will crown at 952 meters of altitude. Only 166 athletes have faced this climb on Strava for a total of 632 attempts that usually complete in 39:36 and 3.40 per kilometer, while the professionals climb it in 27:26 and 2:32 per kilometer.

The cyclist Antonio Raúl Gutiérrez has the KOM or best time on Strava since March 23, 2021 after climbing the pass in 25:45 at an average of 25.2 km / h, while the QOM or best female time is for Alison King since July 26, 2019 with a record of 44.36. It takes 5 efforts to be a Local Legend in Alto de Cuatro Vientos.

Shortly after, a colossus will arrive that could wear out many runners before the final climb, the Alto Collado Venta Luisa, first class with its 29 kilometers of ascent at 4.4% and that will crown at 1,965 meters of altitude. 177 runners have dared the climb that they have completed at an average of 1:42:46 and 4:45 per kilometer.

The cyclist Daniel Romero has the KOM or best time on Strava since October 4, 2020 with a record of 1:07:20 at an average of 19.2 km / h, while the QOM or best female time is for Nemesí Márquez since August 12, 2020 with a record of 1:26:30. It takes two efforts to be a Local Legend in the very long Alto Collado Venta Luisa.

The climb to the Alto de Castro Filabres is also decisive, in the third category with its 7.1 kilometers at 3.9% that will crown at 1,257 meters of altitude and that will distribute bonus seconds at the top. 2,437 athletes have dared to climb the Strava for a total of 5,259 attempts that they have completed in 27:12 and 3:53 per kilometer, while professionals usually climb it in 21:48 and 3:06 per kilometer.

The cyclist José David 'Peque' Martínez has the KOM or the best time on the ascent since June 13, 2020 with a record of 4:42 p.m. at an average of 25.2 km / h, while the QOM or better time female is for the cyclist Belén López since September 27, 2015 with a record of 22:00. It takes 6 efforts to be a Local Legend in Alto de Castro Filabres.

Although without a doubt the highlight of this ninth stage is the final climb to Alto de Velefique, a Special category port with its 13.2 kilometers at 6.4% and whose summit will reach 1,800 meters of altitude. 2,746 athletes have dared to climb the Strava for a total of 6,721 attempts that have been completed in 1:13:38 and 5:32 per kilometer, while the professionals climb it in 46:35 and 3:30 per kilometer.

The Australian from Bahrain-Victorious Jack Haig and the American from Movistar Matteo Jorgenson have the KOM or best time on Strava in the climb to Alto de Velefique since August 30, 2017 and January 16, 2021 respectively with a record of 37 : 45, at an average of 19.9 km / h, while the QOM or best female time is for the cyclist Dani Christmas since May 18, 2019 with a record of 47:59. It takes 6 efforts to be a Local Legend in Alto de Velefique, the last great port of the first week of La Vuelta.



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