Forecast has plenty of wind which is going to be the main talking point I suppose. I think it's going to be one of those nervy days which in itself can cause problems. 220 km - it's also a day for strong riders
This must be one of those Vuelta flat stages with 2000m of climbing. The last 3km are on a gentle uphill and they're preceded by a small bump, but knowing how unreliable the official profiles are I don't know if that can have a significant impact.
It appears Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Nathan Van Hooydonck (CCC Team), Owen Doull, Ian Stannard (Team Ineos) are also at the front, while Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-Merida), Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Mitchell Docker (EF Education First) and Jaco Venter (Dimension Data) are not.
taken from the official website. Pernsteiner missing out as well then.