2017 Vuelta a España Stage 8 profile

By: albertocontadornotebook

Aug 09 2017

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Stage 8, August 26: Hellín – Xorret de Catí/Costa Blanca Interior, 199.5 km

Start: 12:34
Finish: 17:25-17:57

This medium-mountain stage ends with what will be a showy finale in Alicante, featuring the 1st-category upward spike of Xorret de Catí. The climb proper ends three kilometers from the finish, after which the riders will descend for two kilometers, then cover a gentle rise to the line.

Prior to Xorret de Catí, there are two 3rd-category climbs: Puerto de Biar, which begins at Km 105, and Puerto de Onil, which begins at Km 120.5.

Climbs:

Km 111.1 – Puerto de Biar: 3rd cat., 6.1 km at 3.4% avg.

Km 127.5 – Puerto de Onil: 3rd cat., 7 km at 3.8% avg.

Km 196.6 – Alto Xorret de Catí: 1st cat., 5 km at 9% avg, 18% max.

Xorret de Catí climb:

VaE2017st8xorretdecati

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Final kilometers:

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Riding for Trek-Segafredo:

1 Alberto Contador
2 Edward Theuns
3 Markel Irizar
4 Julien Bernard
5 Jesús Hernández
6 Jarlinson Pantano
7 John Degenkolb
8 Koen de Kort
9 Peter Stetina

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