Mikel Iturria (Euskaltel-Euskadi) is the primary attacker, however he would not get far.
The stage is formally waved underway. Right here comes the battle for the breakaway.
For all you possibly can presumably need to learn about immediately’s climbs, this is the trusty Alasdair Fotheringham.
Into the unknown: Vuelta a España GC favourites face check on new summit end
It isn’t all in regards to the summit end immediately. The Pico Jana is in reality preceded in pretty quick order by one other cat-1 climb, the Collada de Brenes, which is steeper nonetheless – 6.8km at 8.2%
Here is a primary peek on the remaining climb. You will not have seen it earlier than, as a result of it is not been utilized in an expert race earlier than. 6.5% is a modest common gradient however you have got two fairly flat kilometres within the center, with some fairly severe stuff both aspect.
We’re on the transfer. A barely delayed roll-out however the riders at the moment are heading in the direction of kilometre-zero.
Earlier than we get going, why not make amends for yesterday’s motion? There was a breakaway thriller and the pink jersey modified palms. Report, outcomes, and images all in right here:
Marc Soler holds off chase to take solo victory on stage 5 at Vuelta a España
Right this moment’s begin is on the Sam Mamés soccer stadium in Bilbao, house to Athletic Membership de Bilbao.
The riders have all signed on for the stage and are gathering on the beginning line. Simply 5 minutes away from the roll-out, with the official begin an additional 20 minutes away.
We have had a few hilly phases within the Basque Nation however issues begin to get severe now with the primary summit end of the Vuelta. Roglič gained on a kicker in Laguardia however that is one other beast. Whereas stiffer assessments await within the second week, the category-1 and all-new ascent of Pico Jana in Cantabria will present the primary actual climbing check of the race, and begin to give some extra clues and extra form within the battle for the pink jersey.
Good day and welcome to Cyclingnews‘ dwell protection of stage 6 of the Vuelta a España