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September 3 post: Stage 15 features the legendary climb, Alto de L' Angliru, in the Asturias. Although, it has been used only four times at previous Vueltas, Alto de L' Angliru is already one its most famous climbs.

Alto de L' Angliru is 12.8 km long with an average grade 9.8 % and a maximum grade of 23.5 % occurring just 3 km from the top. The last 7 km are well over 10%. (see profile below)

It was last featured in 2008, when Alberto Contador won stage 13 finishing 42 seconds ahead of Alejandro Valverde and 58 seconds ahead of Joaquin Rodriguez. That year, the 10th place rider was three minutes back of Contador's winning time so expect some serious time gaps on Sunday which will shake up the overall standings although this year's stage has an easier run up. Stage 15 could be the most entertaining and climatic point of this year's Vuelta. — Steve

Los Pericopuertos: L'Angliru (Recon, Spanish 04:15) —

km 129, Alto de L' Angliru 12.8 Km @ 9.8 %: