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A 2024 Vuelta a España is expected to feature a stage with 4,000 meters of ascent and finish on a mountain conquered by Primoz Roglic in 2023

The details regarding the route and profiles of La Vuelta a España 2024 will be revealed on December 19, Tuesday. Despite the anticipation for a few more days, there are already rumors, with the latest one suggesting the return of the ascent of Coloso Picon Blanco.

With its 25 kilometers in length, Picon Blanco poses a significant challenge, especially in its last 8 kilometers, with an average gradient of 9.1% and several sections reaching up to 18% gradient, likely to impact the positions in the general classification. image 1

This section, known for being a demanding and consistent climb in the Vuelta a Burgos, where Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) triumphed this year, hints at the possible participation of the cyclist in the 2024 edition of the Vuelta a España.

Stage expected in the 2nd or 3rd week

According to the Diario de Burgos, La Vuelta a España 2024 will visit the region during the second or third week of the race for a highly mountainous day, featuring over 4,000 meters of altitude gain, starting in Villarcayo and finishing at the summit of Picon Blanco. vuelta a espana 2024 deve ter uma etapa com 4 000m de ascensao e chegada em uma montanha vencida por primoz roglic em 2023 image
Remco Evenepoel triumphed at Picón Blanco.

The last time the ascent was featured in the Vuelta a España was in 2021. On that day, the stage winner was Rein Taaramäe. The Estonian from the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux team (currently Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) triumphed in the breakaway and won the 3rd stage of the 76th edition. This victory also allowed him to wear the red jersey for 2 days.

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