«Everyone's legs will hurt in the mountain stage today. I anticipate massive meetings in the hotels tonight (on Wednesday) ». The prognosis of the winner in Guadalajara, Philippe Gilbert, was shared by most of his colleagues at the finish line after the binge of speed and stress he underwent in the round squad. This Thursday the mountains of Madrid, Morcuera, Navacerrada and Cotos are climbed in a classic tour.
The stage leaves from Colmenar Viejo and visits the ports that are known by heart the cyclists in the region. Navacerrada (1,860 meters), La Morcuera (1,795 m.) That will rise twice and Cotos (1,830 m.) Ending in Becerril de la Sierra.
The Sierra de Madrid and also Ávila (on Saturday, with an end on the Gredos platform after passing through the mountain range of the Andes) presents a history with some victims who remember cycling fans.
In 1985 Perico Delgado got his first Tour thanks to an ambush in the area, at the Alcalá de Henares-Palazuelos de Eresma stage. José Recio escaped and Delgado joined, leaving Robert Millar in the penultimate stage without the race.
He also suffered from the beautiful, although he did not lose the round, Faustino Rupérez in the 1980 Round. He suffered attacks from Pedro Torres and Criquelion on the day that went from Valladolid to Los Angeles de San Rafael.
Worse was Tom Dumoulin, the Dutchman who was preparing to win his first three-week round in 2015. But he was the victim of an ambush, alone and without equipment, by Astana and had to deliver the red jersey in the penultimate stage that joined San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Cercedilla. Fabio Aru won the race. . (tagsToTranslate) sierra (t) madrid (t) lap