After a flat opening couple of days, the Vuelta a España heads into the mountains with three major climbs on the road to Andorra la Vella.
The 158.5km route would see the first mountain test of this year’s race, but with no summit finish to really force big gaps between the GC contenders.
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However the downhill finish into Andorra la Vella could give a chance for the better descenders to force a gap, although this is unlikely to be significant so early in the race.
Yves Lampaert, who took the leader’s red jersey on the second day after a late attack on the road into Gruisson, will hope to defend his slender lead, but may have a tough time in the mountains
Catch-up with the highlights of stage three of the Vuelta here or read our full report here.
The 2017 Vuelta a España runs from August 19 starting in Nîmes to September 10 in Madrid.