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Stage 18: Trujillo – Alto de Piornal, 192km

Whatever you do on this September Thursday, don’t miss this peak’s spectacular Vuelta debut!


Stage date
SEPT 8, 2021
Stage distance
192 KM
Stage terrain
Mountains

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A Vuelta of discovery and exploration continues with another first-time start, and also another finish not used before. The locality of Trujillo was important during Roman times and again during the Middle Ages, while the town of Piornal is the highest in all of Extremadura.

The 192 km stage is yet another one for the climbers; undulating roads early on lead to the second category Alto de la Desperá (km 109.7) and then twin ascents of the Alto de Piornal, approaching from two different directions. Both of the approaches are rated first category, and average 5 percent over 13.5 km. The second ascent has a steeper final two kilometers, setting things up for a big finale.