It is another hilly day in Spain, with the Alto de Bocos (cat 3), el Portillo de Lunada (cat 2) and el Alto de Campillo (cat 2) making life hard for the tired riders. The stage i 186.4 kilometres long and the finale – used for the first time in the Vuelta – is a flat affair for the last 30 kilometres.
But a little hump in the last 15 kilometres could still see a small group or a lone breakaway arrive at the finish in Suances. The overall is unlikely to change but those looking for stage glory will go all out. They that the next day is a rest day.
Suances is located at the Cantabrian Sea in northern Spain and a favourite vacation spot for those wanting to hang out at the beach. It is a perfect location to spend one of the two rest days.