Distance > 109 km – Elevation gain > 1001 m
We start along wide tracks to a large plateau, where an off-road section heading north begins. After completing it, and ascending a few kilometres along a road, we will attack the dunes on this special stage: a 4-kilometre section to the start of a large sandy track surrounded by large dunes.
The last part of the special stage starts after leaving this track and overcoming a mountain pass. The stage runs along sandy tracks, a tarmac road section and a technical canyon, with rocky passages, other clearer ones and the odd section of hard track.
Undoubtedly, the most desert-like stage of the race.
Map & Profile
Stage win and overall lead for Spaniard Julen Zubero