Penultimate chance for Tim Merlier? The final week of the Vuelta starts with a spicy ‘sprinter stage’ | Vuelta a Espana 2022


Mon 05 September 2022

17:37

Vuelta a España: Stage 16

road race Road race distance 189.4 km
location 1:00 pm: Sanlucar de Barrameda – 17:30: Tomares

06/09 13:00

The final week of the Vuelta will start again on Tuesday with a “sprinter stage”. Although in Spain this should always be taken with a grain of salt. No cartload of altimeters, but a tough final. Too difficult for sprinters à la Tim Merlier? Our compatriot will undoubtedly want to prove the contrary. Follow the stage here from 1 pm.

  1. 5 p.m. 57. Too tricky for sprinters? After a well-deserved rest day, the Spanish course designers allow the riders an extra day off. The organization was allowed to look for flat roads around Seville, but seems to have found them anyway. Tomorrow the peloton will start in the coastal town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and they will work their way up a relatively flat track to the finish in Tomares. But it wouldn’t be the Vuelta if there weren’t a small pimple on the face of the course. At 8 kilometers from the end, the knees of the sprinters will start to tremble. Right in the final there is still a climb of one and a half kilometers (on average at 6%). Freebooters will use it as a launch pad, sprinter teams hope to control it. The perfect springboard to an accident-prone final. Once the selection has been made, the riders dive into a winding passage. The pendulum work is the harbinger of a sloping final straight line. You already read it, it will be a nervous battle to start in a good position. Whether all sprinters will still fight for the wheel of the strong Mads Pedersen, remains the key question. .

    Too difficult for sprinters?

    After a well-deserved rest day, the Spanish course designers allow the riders an extra day off. The organization was allowed to look for flat roads around Seville, but seems to have found them anyway. Tomorrow the peloton will start in the coastal town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and they will work their way up a relatively flat track to the finish in Tomares.

    But it wouldn’t be the Vuelta if there weren’t a small pimple on the face of the course. At 8 kilometers from the end, the knees of the sprinters will start to tremble. Right in the final there is still a climb of one and a half kilometers (on average at 6%). Freebooters will use it as a launch pad, sprinters’ teams hope to control it. The perfect springboard to an accident-prone final.

    Once the selection has been made, the riders dive into a winding passage. The pendulum work is the harbinger of a sloping final straight line. You already read it, it will be a nervous battle to start in a good position. Whether all sprinters will still fight for the wheel of the strong Mads Pedersen, remains the key question.

  2. 5 p.m. 56. How tough is the final week of the Vuelta? Madrid is getting closer. Remco Evenepoel’s stranglehold on the Vuelta may have become a little less tight, but the cards are still favourable. Our commentators estimate the final week below and conclude: “He still has the Vuelta a España under control.” .

    How tough is the final week of the Vuelta?

    Madrid is getting closer. Remco Evenepoel’s stranglehold on the Vuelta may have become a little less tight, but the cards are still favourable. Our commentators estimate the final week below and conclude: “He still has the Vuelta a España under control.”

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ride date type of ride start-finish total winner leader
1 19/08 18:30 team time trial Utrecht – Utrecht 23.3 km TJV Sink
2 20/08 13:36 road race ‘s-Hertogenbosch – Utrecht 175.1 km Bennett Teunissen
3 21/08 12:53 road race Breda – Breda 193.2 km Bennett affinity
4 23/08 13:53 road race semi mountain stage Vitoria-Gasteiz – Laguardia 152.5 km roglic roglic
5 24/08 13:01 road race semi mountain stage Irun – Bilbao 187.2 km Soler Molard
6 25/08 12:36 road race mountain stage Bilbao – Pico Jano 181.2 km Vine Evenepoel
7 26/08 12:32 road race semi mountain stage Camargo – Cistierna 190 km Herrada Evenepoel
8 27/08 13:30 road race mountain stage Pola de Laviana – Collau Fancuaya 153.4 km Vine Evenepoel
9 28/08 12:53 road race mountain stage Villaviciosa – Les Praeres 171.4 km Meintjes Evenepoel
10 30/08 13:53 individual time trial Elche – Alicante 30.9 km Evenepoel Evenepoel
11 31/08 12:56 road race Alhama de Murcia – Cabo de Gata 191.2 km Groves Evenepoel
12 01/09 12:33 road race semi mountain stage Salobrena – Penas Blancas 192.7 km carapaz Evenepoel
13 02/09 13:37 road race Ronda – Montilla 168.4 km Pedersen Evenepoel
14 03/09 13:13 road race mountain stage Montoro – Sierra de la Pandera 160.3 km carapaz Evenepoel
15 04/09 13:17 road race mountain stage Martos – Sierra Nevada 152.6 km Arensman Evenepoel
16 06/09 13:00 road race Sanlucar de Barrameda – Tomares 189.4 km
17 07/09 13:21 road race semi mountain stage Aracena – Monasterio de Tentudia 162.3 km
18 08/09 12:19 road race mountain stage Trujillo – Alto de Piornal 192 km
19 09/09 14:03 road race mountain stage Talavera de la Reina – Talavera de la Reina 138.3 km
20 10/09 12:45 road race mountain stage Moralzarzal – Puerto de Navacerrada 181 km
21 11/09 17:26 road race Las Rozas de Madrid – Madrid 96.7 km

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