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Vuelta a Andalucía – Ruta del Sol 2023 route

Profiles of the 2023 Vuelta a Andalucía – Ruta del Sol

The Vuelta a Andalucía – Ruta del Sol starts out with five categorized climbs peppering the opening stage from Puente de Genave to Santiago de la Espada. Most important is the category 1 Despiernacaballos, a 10.6 kilometre climb crested just 7.4 kilometres from the finish.

On stage 2, the stage descends from Diezma and traverses undulating terrain en route to the short but punishingly steep climb to the Fortaleza de Mota at Alcalá la Real. It was here that Alessandro Covi (UAE Team Emirates) stamped his authority on the race in 2022 only to lose it to Wout Poels (Bahrain Victorious), who slipped away in a breakaway on stage 4 and put seven minutes into the Italian.

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