Tour of Gran Canaria Stage 3 Overview

Ride 3 Pico de las Nieves. 65km 1700m.Today’s stage starts with a 300m 23% descent, something to look forward to right at the finish, thereafter the road climbs persistently up past Risco Blanco 11% ave before it settles into the climb proper to Cruz Grande, 4km ave 6%.Once past there we are into the NW climatic zone, so expect tumbling clouds, fresh breezes and lots of greenery, a rare flat to Ayacata where we replenish with coffee and water before the hard 3km up sharply to Roque Nublo, ave 11% with some pitches up to 18%, from there it’s 9km to the the summit Pico de las Nieves 22km in, expect plateaus and sharp pitches right to the end at 1951mFrom there we descend to Cruz LLanos 5km perfect road, but then on to one of the poor stretches of road where max care is needed, down to Cruz de Tejeda at 1700m. From here is the infamous Feeling, a superb drop of 3km on an average of 16%. The road surface is perfect, very wide but could be prone to side winds, speeds can get to a documented 94kmh so max care is needed.We lunch in Tejeda just outside the village, after which we have a 12km ave 6% climb to above Ayacata, budget for about an hour of climbing, before we descend fast through Ayacata, Cruz Grande and then the 23% Walk of Shame back to the hotel.If you’ve booked the massage, you’ve made a wise move!

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