From the 15th to 19th of February 2023 the peloton will be in Spain for what is one of the most reputable early-season stage-races, the Vuelta a Andalucia. After winning the opening two days, Tadej Pogacar has the opportunity to make a hattrick on stage 3's hilly finish.
Stage three is perhaps the most simple of the race, but it's by no means an easy day. It's another day for the pure puncheurs who want to test their form, it's a rather flat day into Alcalá de los Gazules - the third village finish of the race. There will be an extremely fast run-up to the hilltop finish which has 1.2 kilometers at 10.7% where gaps will appear once again in a technical finale that features gruesome gradients.
Prediction Vuelta a Andalucia 2023 stage 3:
Pick: Tadej Pogacar