Vuelta 2011, Stage 13 Sarria to Pontevedra, 158km (3520m)
La Vuelta 2011 enters the Los Ancares region for the first time in one of the most complicated stages of the whole edition.
With an unprecedented start in the town of Sarria and a finish in Ponferrada, this will be the sixth time that the capital of El Bierzo hosts the race. With only 150 km, this stage is sure to impress everyone.
Three category 3 mountain passes, two in the first thirty kilometres, will prepare the peloton for the two mammoth climbs of the day. Folgueriras of Aigas is shaping up as another of the great legends in the history of La Vuelta: the Puerto de Ancares mountain pass.
After the summit there is a fast decline with some climbs, including the last category 3 mountain pass, Ocero, already known in the race, levaing 20 km to the finish line.by thunderthighs