Strava stats reveal how tough the ‘Galibier of the Asturias’ was on stage 16 of the Vuelta a España 2019

The long and testing climb split the race favourites, but how hard is the climb?

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The second week of the Vuelta a España closed out with another relentless day of climbing in the Asturias region, this time culminating atop the daunting Alto de la Cubilla climb.

Dubbed the ‘Galiber of the Asturias,’ the Cubilla grinds up for 17.8km, with an average gradient of 6.2 per cent to an altitude of 1,700 metres, where the mist and cold welcomed riders at the finish of stage 16.

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