Alto de Petralba

Fiscal, Spain

The Alto de Petralba is a col with a length of 9 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Fiscal, Spain. The average grade of this col is 4.8% with a maximum of 8%. The Alto de Petralba ascents from 783 meter at the start, to 1.215 meter at the top, with a total of 433 ascending meters.

Profile

Alto de Petralba Profile

Facts

Distance 9 km
Elevation gain 433 m
Average grade 4.8 %
Maximum grade 8 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 783 m
Maximum elevation 1215 m

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Description

The Alto de Petralba on the Fiscal side is notable for several things, the most striking and recognizable of which is its long tunnel of 2.6 km which ends almost at the top; reaching the entrance of the tunnel is appreciated as it involves cycling down a constant and gentle slope. Its hardest ramps are in the first 3 kilometers and at the exit of the first tunnel of Berroy, reaching a maximum slope of 9.50%. But the slope is not the main adversity that a biker can find in the Petralba ascent. Its very wide road, similar to a motorway, is capable of undermining the morale of the most motivated biker, a width at which it seems you never advance. The other enemy that tends to appear quite frequently is the strong headwind.

- Vuelta a Espana 2020 - Stage 5