. Lugo-Candín (163kms)
Ancares at its best, climbed through its hardest side and with the finish right after the descent.
Alto de Fontaneira, 3rd Cat
Alto de Cerredo, 3rd Cat
Alto de Louxas, 2nd Cat (aprox. 9kms at 5%)
Alto de Sierra Morela, 1st Cat (10,2kms at 6,3%)
The Vuelta calls it "Alto de Folgeiras de Aigas" after the town at the top.
Alto de Ancares, HC (12kms at 9,3%)
. Salamanca-Talavera de la Reina (196kms)
Last chance for the sprinters.
. Talavera de la Reina-Ávila (164kms)
The classic Avila uphill finish, with the cobblestones and the city walls etc. Navalmoral leading to it.
Puerto de Navalmoral, 2nd Cat (15,4kms at 4,4%)
. Ávila-San Lorenzo del Escorial (186kms)
A non-stop, rollercoaster hilly stage, the last chance for the GC guys to go at it.
Finish on top of the hill, in the middle of the courtyard of the Monastery of El Escorial.
Alto de Yemas, 3rd Cat.
Puerto de la Paradilla, 2nd Cat (6kms at 6%)
Alto de Abantos, 1st Cat (11,2kms at 5,6%)
Puerto de Robledondo, 3rd Cat (aprox. 5kms at 5%)
Alto de San Lorenzo del Escorial, 2nd Cat (aprox. 5kms at 6,5%)