A bad surprise to finish
Classified in category 3, the Mirador de Ezaro still represents a climb of 1.8 kilometers at 14.8% and a drop of 278 meters.. A difficulty which should make some differences between the favorites. A change of bike, from the one for the backstop to the one for the road, as during the 20th stage of the Tour de France between Lure and La Plance des Belles Filles, is also an option probably to be favored for the different teams. While there will only be four stages left before the arrival in Madrid, this profile seems to suit Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) perfectly. Currently 2nd ten seconds behind Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) and still in search of redemption after his huge failure on the Grande Boucle, the Slovenian will be the big favorite of the day, but will also have to be wary of the French Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Nelson Oliveira (Movistar).