Everything you need to know about Los Machucos: The monster summit finish on Vuelta a España stage 13

The GC battle at the Spanish Grand Tour continues on a monster summit finish

Riders climb Los Machucos on stage 17 of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Tim De Waele/Getty)

(Image credit: Corbis via Getty Images)

The GC battle of the 2019 Vuelta a España continues on stage 13, after a couple of days gifted to the breakaway, as the race heads up the gradients of the Basque Country and time in the overall classification will be won and lost.

The 166.4km stage features a series of second and third category climbs, before the highlight of the day, the summit finish on Los Machucos.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.