The round of Spain –> The Vuelta
Although the Vuelta, has very different routes, the area in and around the Costa Blanca is particularly popular with the riders. A few years ago the peloton starts in Benidorm and then almost immediately goes to the Col de Rates, a climb of the 2nd category. The riders know this slope from their winter training courses, many teams stay in this region. The total climb counts 13 kilometers, with the first 6 kilometers being the steepest with an average increase of 6%.