On Thursday the Euskaltel-Euskadi team will do a reconnaissance ride of stage five of the upcoming Vuelta a País Vasco. The riders are planning to scout the last 120 kilometres of the stage. The stage will run from Vitoria-Gasteiz and Orio, with a total distance of 162 kilometres. The orange squad intends to start their training session in the region around Bergara and end it in the municipality of Orio. En route they will climb four mountains: the Elosua, Santa Ageda, Alkiza and Aia.
The team, organized by leader Miguel Madariaga, will particularly be interested in the last kilometre and a half of the Aia, with a gradient of up to 25 percent.