LA ZUBIA - 1,095M


THE NUMBERS

  • CLIMB CATEGORY - 3

  • Length of climb - 3.0km

  • Summit elevation - 1,095M

  • Start elevation - 785M

  • Elevation gain - 309M

  • Gradient (avg) - 10%

The closing climb of stage 6 of the 2014 Vuelta Espana is only a short spin away from our base in Velez de Benaudalla.

The 1,095m high climb is not a particularly long one, but what it lacks in length it is made up for in it's steepness. The total length to La Zubia is only 4.6 kilometres from which the first 1.6km are partly flat. The following 3 kilometres steepen, with an average gradient of 10%!

It was on this final climb that Alejandro Valverde moved into the Vuelta Espana's red leader's jersey, after attacking with 200m remaining, and in doing so, edging out Chris Froome and Alberto Contador.