After a brief warm-up along the coast of Malaga, the riders will face the climb of Madroño, 22 kilometers with an average gradient of 5% and ramps of up to 12%. Located at the start of the stage, it should not break up the field. This first-category climb is what you will have to complete in this session.
35-kilometer route north of the Norwegian city of Elverum, where you will ride over quiet roads and dirt tracks. It’s an easy session, though half of the route will be slightly uphill, with some parts at just over 15%. Thanks to Per for the video of this natural setting.
Final part of this race, the 98th edition of which will be held on September 1, 2018. A fixture on the calendar of the UCI Europe Tour, it is a class 1.HC event. In this session, you will face the last 30 kilometers as you ride into the neighborhood of Laeken, northwest of Brussels.
Route in Volcano Natural Park, starting in Yaiza and ending in Mancha Blanca. You will ride 12 kilometers, the first 5 of which will take you on a steady uphill, which may be made even harder by the wind. Thanks to Theedge for sharing this route and its volcanic landscape.