This stage preview is available in the following languages:

(We are looking for translations in ALL other languages. Please submit your translation with the stage no. and language in the subject title. If you don't see your preview posted within 12 hours then please resend your preview as an attachment if you didn't already do so because we've had problems with some inline character sets like German.)

Looking down at the finish host, Jaca, from the category 3 Peña Oroel climb. The finishing climb, the cat 3 Fuerte del Rapitán (3.8 km @ 5.40%) is on the hill on the other side of town (photo credit: Ana y Paco Sancho)

August 23 update: Starting from Tarazona, stage 6 will be a picturesque route north to Jaca, a valley town located in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrénées. It will be a rolling stage until the peloton hits two category 3 climbs near the end of the stage including the 3.8km @ 5.4% hilltop finish, Fuerte del Rapitán. The short, punchy finish to the fort is not a steady climb and the numerous ramps/switchbacks will provide opportunities for numerous attacks by riders like Philippe Gilbert, Alejandro Valverde, Joaquim Rodriguez and Alberto Contador. The descent off the preceding cat 3 Peña Oroel is going to be fast with everyone looking to get to the base of the short, final climb in a good position. — Steve