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Stage 16 - September 18: Jaen- Puertollano, 161.5km

Rest day two is over and the riders face up to six days of racing until the 62nd edition of the Vuelta a España concludes in Madrid. Stage 16 and 17 will present two transitional stages before the GC men will slug it out for the final Maillot Oro. Stage 16, starting in Jaén and finishing in Puertollano, will be a 'short' but demanding stage of 161.5 kilometres.

The climbs will mix it up and likely allow an escape to survive. On tap for the day are the category 2 climb at Andujar Natural Park (km 76), category 3 ascent of Sierra Madrona (km 102) and the category 2 climb at Rehoyos (km 118).

Images ©:lavuelta.com

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