Preview stage 4. From the 12th to the 17th of October the peloton takes on the final World Tour event. The Tour of Guangxi returns after several years due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, and will provide a final opportunity for riders to put on important wins.
Stage 4 should be the queen stage of the race. Not overly hard, it is a one-effort day, which is mostly pan-flat and then the race will kick off in the run-up to the final ascent.
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This will be the Nongla Scenic Area ascent, a familiar sight in the race. It is a day for the puncheurs certainly, it's a big-ring ascent all the way (the profile exaggerates the steepness of the finale, local GPS error). It's 3.3 kilometers at 6.6%, an explosive effort which could lead to a reduced group sprint, but late attacks and only a few seconds can decide the overall classification.
Profiles & Route Tour of Guangxi 2023
Prediction Tour of Guangxi 2023 stage 4:
Pick: Felix Grossschartner
Preview written by Rúben Silva.