Friday, September 13, 2013

Stage 20 Angliru Preview 2013 Vuelta a España

I am very sorry that I have not been able to post to this blog much the last few days. I have a family member in the hospital, and have not had the time to blog.

The Vuelta has been a great fight in my opinion, and, as many suggested, it will be decided tomorrow on the “Beast of Asturias”.

Stage 20 profile

Profiles of the final two climbs

The Angliru climb is long and steep. In some places it is brutally steep. With maxes over 23%, and an average gradient of over 10%, the Angliru is over 12k of difficult climbing. it hosts the final climb of the 2013 Vuelta a España, and should see some serious fireworks among the overall contenders.

Can Chris Horner continue to dominate the high mountain finishes and hold off Vincenzo Nibali, to take the crown for the 2013 Vuelta a España?

Can Nicolas Edet get into another break and seal the king of the mountains jersey?

Can Alejandro Valverde hold off a charging Joaquim Rodriguez for the final podium spot?

Tune in on Saturday to find out.
Sunday the race ends with a short, mostly ceremonial sprint stage into Madrid. Which sprinters will survive to contest the last bunch sprint of the race?

My pick for the stage-20 win: Chris Horner

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