Vuelta a España 2012, Stage 8 profile

By: albertocontadornotebook

Aug 15 2012

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Stage 8, Saturday, August 25: Leida-Andorra. Collada de la Gallina, 174.7 km (mountain)

The only true Pyrenean summit finish in this year’s Vuelta arrives today after nearly 174.7 kilometers of upward slope. The 1st-category, 7.2-km climb of the Collada de Gallina, the finale (with 8% average gradient, 9% in the final 4 km), has never been included in the Vuelta before. 

Only one other categorized climb is included today, the 2nd-category Alto de la Comella, a climb of 3.8 km at 5.2% that peaks at Km 158.2.

Sprint contests happen at Km 124 and 144.9.

Vuelta a España official website

Atlas index to Vuelta a España stages:

12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, (rest day) 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, (rest day) 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


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