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The 2023 La Vuelta is starting to heat up and now with Stage 6 the proper battle for the overall win is expected to unfold as the riders tackle some steep and challenging mountains. Below you can check all La Vuelta Stage 6 odds and also you’ll find our La Vuelta Stage 6 predictions.
La Vuelta Stage 6 Profile
The 2023 La Vuelta Stage 6 starts at La Vall d’Uxio, just outside Valencia, and heads inland towards the steep mountains. After numerous climbs and downhills eventually the finish is high above sea level at the summit of the Javalambe Observatory. This stage is all about climbing and is expected to unfold an exciting battle between the main favourites. The stage is 186.2 km (115.7 miles) long and the starting time is 11:20 GMT. Meanwhile, the estimated finish time is 16:30 GMT.
The riders begin the day with a challenge from the start. The route climbs from the start on a 4.4-kilometre climb at 5%. Following a minor downhill and an undulating section the Puerto de Arenillas looms, which is a similar climb – 5.8 kilometres at 4.7%.
A long climb up to a plateau some 1,000 metres above sea level follows. The race then continues in constant changes of terrain across the plateau with the latitude testing the riders.
The route then descends to Arcos de las Salinas, which is the starting point of the ascent to the final climb of the day the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre. The Javalambre Observatory climb is 10.9 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 8%
Our betting tips and predictions for La Vuelta Stage 6
With the 2023 La Vuelta now on its way, all eyes are on team Jumbo-Visma which contains the two main favourites for the overall win. However, many other riders have high aspirations and this first proper stage is an opportunity for some of those breakaway specialists to try and get a stage win.
Our Outright Prediction: Jonas Vingegaard @ 11/1 (12.00)
The 2022 and 2023 Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard achieved those triumphs exactly by winning stages of similar profile with a lot of climbs and a long steep one to finish. Vingegaard will certainly fancy his chances in the coming Stage 6 and if he feels fresh he will be keen to attack on the last climb. As evidence from the last two Tour de France suggest when Vingegaard attacks on a steep hill there is hardly anyone that could keep up with him. That is why we back him to record his first-ever La Vuelta stage win.
Our Each-way Prediction: Remco Evenepoel @ 1/4 (1.25)
The defending La Vuelta champion and current leader Remco Evenepoel already won the first mountainous stage of this year’s tour. The Belgian knows how to ride the hills of Spain as he proved to us last year and he is obviously in great form after resting during the Tour de France.
Considering all that and the fact that as a red jersey wearer, Remco will be determined to stay close to anyone trying to attack him we back Evenepoel to secure a top 3 finish.
Our Dark Horse Prediction: Egan Bernal @ 60/1 (61.00)
For our dark horse to win stage 6 we pick the 2-time Grand Tour winner Egan Bernal. The Colombian from team INEOS hasn’t had a great year. That said he won the Giro in 2021 after winning the Tour de France in 2019, so the 26-year-old is more than capable of winning a stage of the Vuelta and his main strength as a rider is climbing.
In his only previous appearances at the Vuelta in 2021 Bernal finished 6th overall, so he is certainly a rider that can cause an upset.
La Vuelta Stage 6 Odds
Now we’ve made our picks here are the odds for the top 10 favourites to win Stage 6:
Remco Evenepoel 8/1 (9.00)
Lennard Kamna 10/1 (11.00)
Michael Storer 10/1 (11.00)
Romain Bardet 10/1 (11.00)
Jonas Vingegaard 11/1 (12.00)
Primoz Roglic 12/1 (13.00)
Juan Ayuso 16/1 (17.00)
Enric Mas Nicolau 25/1 (26.00)
Marc Soler 25/1 (26.00)
Santiago Buitrago 25/1 (26.00)
Our first 2 picks from above are among the top 5 favourites for the stage and this only strengthens our belief that the main GC contenders will be on the hunt for a stage win.
Our dark horse pick Bernal is not among the riders considered for the win but as we explained a rider that has triumphed in 2 Grand Tours can always have a good day and win a stage even if he is not a serious overall contender.
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