Another option is Tapla, easier than Belagua, but closer to Larrau. I think this would be the closest to the highly praised Mortirolo-Aprica.That stage would be much-improved by finishing in the town of Isaba, which is the municipality they finish in anyway. It's at the lowest point between Laza and Belagua. Still, if it comes late enough in the race it could work really well.
I haven't seen a presentation date announced yet.When is the official presentation? December?
Stage 3 in Andorra. Then they go South and we know stage 7 is in Valencia.Stage 3 Andorra - does that mean the Larrau stage is super late or do they plan to go full circle
Given that rumours say we're going to Valencia after Andorra and Asturias will be at the end of the second or start of the third week, it can only be at the start of the second week or the (pen)ultimate mountain stage. All depends on where the transfer on the first rest day will be to.Stage 3 Andorra - does that mean the Larrau stage is super late or do they plan to go full circle
That looks like some good pacing actuallyThe other recent tidbits - the Valladolid TT will come immediately after a rest day and the stage start in León should be from La Baneza, in week 3 - earlier rumours stated the Asturian mountain stages would not be the final ones but if the new ones are correct, they are probably stage 17 and 18 at the earliest as Asturias before the Pyrenees seems unlikely now.
Stage 1: Barcelona - Barcelona (14k TTT)
Stage 2: Province of Barcelona - Barcelona (Montjuïc)
Stage 3: Province of Barcelona - Andorra la Vella (via Comella and Beixalis)
Stage 4: Andorra - Tarragona
Stage 5: Somewhere in Province of Castellón?
Stage 6: ??
Stage 7: Somewhere in Province of Valencia
Stage 8: ??
Stage 9: Mountain stage in Province of Alicante (Miserat MTF?)
Rest day 1
Stage 10: ??
Stage 11: ??
Stage 12: ??
Stage 13: ?? - Tourmalet (could also be stage 10 with a long transfer from Alicante, or stage 14 with the rest day after stage 16)
Stage 14: Somewhere in France - Larra-Belagua (via Hourcère and Larrau)
Stage 15: Pamplona - Lekunberri (via San Miguel de Aralar)
Rest day 2
Stage 16: Valladolid (ITT)
Stage 17: La Bañeza - Angliru? (again, could also be one or, more probably, two stages later)
Stage 18: Somewhere in Asturias - Lagos de Covadonga?
Stage 19: ??
Stage 20: ??
Stage 21: should be in Madrid