Santiago de Compostela – Ferrol
Highest point: 410m
Perfect for a breakaway
Beyond today’s stage there are no less than three tough summit finishes, which should ensure that the overall contenders will rein in their teammates and let the sprinters duke this one out with the riders that make it into the break. Those riders who do get clear will know all too well that this is one of their last chances to take something from the race. The terrain is typically Galician, bumping up and down, particularly during the first half of the day. Once again, the wind off the Atlantic could cause some complications heading towards the finish in the port of Ferrol, which last welcomed the Vuelta 19 years ago.
Abraham Olano: "This stage suits the sprinters but I’ll give them advance warning about the little hill near the finish. It isn’t categorised but it will shuffle the peloton when the race reaches it. The sprinters’ teams might struggle to keep control there."
Latest on Cyclingnews
Lauren Stephens' Zwift journey: from beat-downs to Virtual Tour de France stage winnerAmerican has fully embraced 'the game' during COVID-19 race stop
Best bar tape: Grippy, comfortable and durable handlebar tape to protect your palmsThe best bar tape will offer a balance of grip, vibration absorption, comfort and durability whilst being easy to keep clean. Here's a roundup of our favourite
Best commuter helmetsStyle, safety and function. We list the best commuter helmets you can buy - and why
Carapaz to fly from Ecuador to Spain on July 15Ecuadorian professionals given authorisation to return to Europe
Thank you for signing up to Cycling News. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.