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Stage 17

Wednesday, 10th September

Ortigueira - A Coruña (191 km)

Terrain: Flat

Excluding time trials, stage 17 is one of only three stages that do not include any points for the mountain classification, representing the final chance of glory for any sprinters left in the race, and offering the general classification contenders an easy time in addition to the previous day's official rest. Although the stage is far from pan-flat, the constant undulations along the Galician coast are very gentle and will prove no threat to the fast men.

The chances of a successful long-distance move will be increased if a number of sprinters packed their bags for home before the mountain stages, leaving more teams fancying their chances in a break than in a bunch finish. Another factor helping the day's escapees will be the Atlantic winds, which have the potential to become strong and cause echelons to form.

The race organisers selected 17 municipalities through which stage 17 will pass, in an effort to showcase the fabulous coastal scenery of Galicia. A Coruña, where the stage finishes, is a great spot for tourists and surfers due to its numerous blue flag beaches and one of the longest promenades in Europe. The northern end of the city's peninsula is also the location of a Roman lighthouse, the Tower of Hercules, which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status.

Schedule (Central European Time)


Intermediate Sprint14:45 - 14:57

Intermediate Sprint16:59 - 17:25

A Coruña
Finish17:26 - 17:55

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