OPQS to Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, a 841km stage race from April 7th until April 12th.
Each stage will be filled with action, as none are longer than 200 kilometers. The longest stage is 195km Stage 3, and perhaps one of the most decisive stages for the GC will be Stage 4 as it features a Category 1 (average gradient 6.71%) climb before a short descent to the finish. There is also one Category 1, and three Category 2 climbs riders will have to pass before they approach the final kilometers. Finally, there is a 25.9km Stage 6 ITT, which can be an opportunity for the big engines of OPQS riders Michal Kwiatkowski and Tony Martin. The profile is undulating, as there are two uphill sections.