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57th Vuelta a España

Spain, September 7- 29, 2002

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Stage 8 - September 14: Málaga - Ubrique, 173.6 km

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Stage description

Start time: 12:41 CEST
Finish time: 17:15 CEST

Stage eight provides the riders with three category climbs, the category two climb of Las Abejas, the third category climb of El Viento and then the first category climb of Puerto de Las Palomas. Three large climbs, the third with an average gradient of 7%, will make this stage appear to go on forever. And with its distance of 174 kilometres, we will see some very tired riders by the completion of the stage.

At least the last 34 kilometres into Ubrique are downhill.