This morning we leave the Northern reaches of Spain and transfer in a direction for Castile and León. After lunch, we will ride our way through the Ribero del Duero wine region and finish at a winery for a wine tasting and light snack.
Wine Tasting, Castile and Leon
This morning we leave the Northern reaches of Spain and set a direction for Castile and León, a region of northwestern Spain, consisting predominantly of a high plateau ringed by mountains. The main cities of this region are Salamanca, known for its 12th-century university, Renaissance churches and baroque Plaza. Segovia’s ancient Roman aqueduct has more than 160 arches, and the hilltop Alcázar castle overlooks the city. Ávila has an imposing 11th-century fortification wall with more than 80 semicircular towers. We’ll visit Segovia and Ávila over the next few days.
We have just over 3 hours transfer this morning before we stop for lunch near the capital Valladolid. After lunch, we will ride our way through the Ribero del Duero wine region and finish at a winery for a wine tasting and light snack. After boosting our consumable supplies we will make our final short transfer to our hotel overlooking the Roman aqueduct in Segovia.
Tonight we will enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant and enjoy the sights of this incredible Spanish city.
TODAY IN THE RACE
Rest Day 2
The teams have their final rest day in the region of León. After a late transfer the night before, they will enjoy a sleep in this morning. Massage and a recovery ride will be in order today. Nutrition and hydration will be equally important as the final 5 stages will not only see the racing heat up but also the temperatures.