Sunday, 1st September: The Vuelta d’Espanya 2019 (Tour of Spain) – from the Spanish border to the Cortals d’Encamp
The Vuelta and Andorra are old acquaintances. In fact, in the Principality we have had days full of excitement and adrenaline, and fans are well aware of the decisive stage that was celebrated in our country during the 2018 edition. This year we will once again enjoy the greatness of cycling as Andorra is the setting for the 9th stage, which will be played out in full on our roads. In addition, for the first time in the history of La Vuelta, part of the route will be done on a sterrato, or dirt, track.
The stretch, of almost 4 kilometers, will take the Engolasters corridors to Cortals d’Encamp along the Pardines way. The 96.6 kilometer stage will cover five passes on a route that will be very similar to that of 2018. On this occasion, the competitors will pass through the Coll d’Ordinal (1980 meters, 1st category), Coll de la Gallina (1905 meters, special category), the Comella (1350 meters, 2nd category), Engolasters ( 1640 meters, 2nd category and this year’s novelty) and the Cortals de Encamp (2095 meters, 1st category), where the finish line will be.
Andorra will offer all cycling fans and followers one of the most exciting and demanding stages of the competition, which will surely mark the outcome of the race.