Individual time trial, nervous routes and the high mountains of the Sierra de San Vicente to resolve a high-level Vuelta a Talavera
28º Vuelta Ciclista a Talavera
From 9 to 12 September
A classic event in the youth category, the Vuelta a Talavera 2021 emerges with strength given the variety of the route it proposes, a route that is set to be the toughest in its history given the diversity of finishes it presents. In the Vuelta a Talavera there will be an individual time trial and also an uphill finish, both in a Saturday day divided into two sectors, there will be two stages in which the wind and the steep slopes can do their thing and there will be a very hard final stage given the passage through the Alto del Piélago, at the foot of the roof of the Sierra de San Vicente.
The junior EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team travels to Toledo with a six formed by four cyclists of second year and two of first: The Riojan Lucas Guillermo and the Cantabrian David Puente are the second, while Samuel de Pablo, David Gimeno, Antonio González and Marc Terrasa complete the formation directed by Guillermo Gutiérrez. Terrasa returns to the front line after his experience with the Spanish national team at the World Track Championships in Cairo and Gimeno is very motivated after his recent victory at the Klasika Araba in Maeztu.
El Piélago, the longest and most important climb of the whole Vuelta a Talavera, will be crowned halfway through the final stage; although there are still some steep climbs to come, they are not very important in comparison to the mountain of Toledo. We are talking about almost fifteen kilometres at an average of more than 5.2%, although the organisers have established a first scoring pass through the village of El Real de San Vicente, where the toughest part of the pass is to be found: 11% and 12% gradients.
The uphill finish of the first sector of the previous day, La Atalaya de Segurilla, does not present a great entity to break the race decisively, although it will cause its selection: it is just under 3 kilometres at an average of 5.6% until reaching the crossroads at its summit, with the imposing silhouette of the tower that gives its name to the climb on the left hand side of our direction of travel.
9th September: Calera y Chozas – Calera y Chozas (91.5 km).