Vuelta a España Vuelta a España 2021: Stage 19 (Tapia - Monforte de Lemos, 191.2 km)

A dream day for the breakaway. This is the last chance for a lot of riders to win a stage, but the best parts won't be televised...





The opening third of the stage is very mountainous, with the riders going from close to sea level to 900 meters in just over 22 kilometres, despite there being two short descents on this section. There are two KOMs here, Alto da Sela d'Entorcisa...



...and Alto da Garganta, which would have been a cat. 1 had they not categorised Sela d'Entorcisa separately.



A much longer descent takes us to Alto de Barbeitos, the final categorised climb of the day despite there being almost 130 kilometres to race after it.



The remainder of the stage is quite straightforward, with the main obstacle being the rise just before the intermediate sprint (4.5 kilometres at 4.3%). The finish is more or less flat, with a 120-degree right-hander at 300 metres from the line.

 
There is just no way to make you people happy, is there?
That was actually a positive post. There's no need for a sawtooth stage here, as stage 20 is that and for pacing purposes a transitional stage is fine here. But if the race has hosts willing to pay around this area, then a great stage is possible in the near future. Hence the "that can only be a good thing" bit.
 
That was actually a positive post. There's no need for a sawtooth stage here, as stage 20 is that and for pacing purposes a transitional stage is fine here. But if the race has hosts willing to pay around this area, then a great stage is possible in the near future. Hence the "that can only be a good thing" bit.
Yeah, I have a similarr attitude when it comes to places in the western part of Südtirol being willing to pay for a stage. Yes, the last time we got only the Martelltal/Val Martello MTF, but it's a start (even if nothing else has happened since then).
 
Yeah, I have a similarr attitude when it comes to places in the western part of Südtirol being willing to pay for a stage. Yes, the last time we got only the Martelltal/Val Martello MTF, but it's a start (even if nothing else has happened since then).
Maybe we need a thread for all the cool climbs kids who's brains can't process anything more than cyclingcols are missing.
 
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well, it's actually a stage where such tactics could make sense, isn't it?! ;)

Don't think they are able to go full out from the start and then control it till the finish, like Bora tried for Sagan in the Tour last year, though. Should be a day for the breakaway
 
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