12,'min'=>30, 'refresh'=>500); // IN GMT $refresh[2]=array('hr'=>14,'min'=>00, 'refresh'=>300); // IN GMT $refresh[3]=array('hr'=>16,'min'=>30, 'refresh'=>0); // IN GMT //add new $refresh rows as you like in chronological order. Set refresh => 0 for no refresh line // foreach (array_keys($refresh) as $r) { // foreach not available in PHP3! Have to do it like this reset ($refresh); while (list(, $r) = each ($refresh)) { if (time() > gmmktime($r[hr], $r[min], 0, $m, $d, $y)) $delay=$r[refresh]; }; if ($delay) { return ("\n"); } else { return(''); }; }; ?>
Home Cyclingnews TV   News  Tech   Features   Road   MTB   BMX   Cyclo-cross   Track    Photos    Fitness    Letters   Search   Forum  

Vuelta home

Stage List
Start list
Past Winners

Danilo Di Luca diary




2001 Vuelta

Recently on Cyclingnews.com

Mt Hood Classic
Photo ©: Swift

57th Vuelta a España

Spain, September 7- 29, 2002

Live report     Results & report   Profile    Description     Previous stage      Next stage

Stage 6 - September 12: Granada - La Pandera (Jaen), 153.1 km


Image ©: www.lavuelta.com

Stage description

Start time: 13:14 CEST
Finish time: 17:15 CEST

Stage six shows no respite for the riders, with the second of the La Vuelta's mountainous stages. The race leaves Granada and before the riders are even warmed up heads up to Las Encebras, a third category climb. A few more ups and downs before kilometre 73, when the riders start the descent down to Jaen, the only real break for the stage.

The it's back up, with the riders facing Los Villares, a second category climb and then comes the 13 kilometres that lead to Sierra de la Pandera. Sierra de la Pandera, a special category climb of 700 meters over eight kilometres, will break a number of rider's spirits, with one short section claiming the race's steepest gradient of a whopping 15%.

La Pandera is known as the southern Angliru due to it's spirit crushing steepness, and those who wish to win the 2002 Vuelta a España will need to ensure that they have plenty of energy in reserve before the climb starts.