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by Mark Zalewski
November 19, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: ASO announces end to historic Critérium International; Report: Angliru to feature in 2017 Vuelta; Rojas back on bike after Vuelta crash; Hayman, Garfoot named Australian Cyclists of the Year; Peter Sagan to start 2017 down under; Selle Italia becomes co-title sponsor of Wilier Triestina team; UCI Continental Team Illuminate to continue in 2017; Cadel Evans too intimidated to cycle in Sydney; Law changes could affect British cyclists injured by drivers; New research bolsters claims that exercise combats depression; Stolen Rio gold medals returned to Paralympic champion Cooke; Cavendish on the Ghent Six Day race; Hardbrakers Grandtour 2014; Timelapse at the Ghent Six Day.
Reports are circulating that the 2017 Vuelta a España will feature the Angliru climb, known best, or feared most, for its incredibly steep grades.
The mayor of Riosa, Ana Isabel Diaz, said that the Angliru will be in the next edition of the race after an absence of four years. “It is a major boost for the hospitality and neighbors,” she said, but also noted the negotiations with with the tourism ministry and Unipublic, owners of the race, were lengthy.
The official announcement of the route will come in January and reveal where in the race the climb will feature.
The climb is 12.5 kilometre long and averages just over 10%, but kicks up to nearly 24% at the steepest part, the Cueña les Cabres, which comes only 3km from the summit.
Kenny Elissonde (FDJ) was the last to win when it featured as the penultimate stage of the 2013 Vuelta.
Click through to read more at La Voz de Asturias.