Col du Tourmalet is a part of next year's Vuelta a Espana route. The vuelta come by in the Netherlands and Portugal.
The mythical mountain the Col du Tourmalet in France are on the menu in the next year's edition of cycling the Vuelta a Espana.
It was among the details, since next year's route for the season's last grand tour was presented on Tuesday in Madrid.
the Vuelta begins with a team time trial of 23.7 kilometers in the Netherlands, and the race continues with two flat stages in the Netherlands, where the wind very well may be allowed to play in.
in addition to a trip to France, the riders also to Portugal for the first time since 1997.
A highlight will be literally on the 9. stage, which starts in Biescas and ends on the Col du Tourmalet after 135,6 km.
another mythical mountain - Alto d'Angliru - waiting on 15. stage. Here there are increases of up to 17 percent on the last of the in total 109,2 kilometers.
The only individual time trial is placed on the 16. stage. Here the riders out at 33.5 kilometers, where the ends of the with a category 3 climb.
the Vuelta starts in the netherlands, Utrecht, 14. august and ends in Madrid 6. september.
Sloveneren Primoz Roglic, who won the 2019 edition, is expected to make up for the title defense.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 17 December 2019, 21:00