La Camperona

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La Camperona
La Camperona desde Sotillos.jpg
A view of La Camperona from Sotillos de Sabero [es]
Highest point
Elevation1,597 m (5,240 ft)
Prominence1,597 metres (5,240 ft)
Coordinates42°51′12″N 5°11′36″W / 42.8533°N 5.1933°W / 42.8533; -5.1933Coordinates: 42°51′12″N 5°11′36″W / 42.8533°N 5.1933°W / 42.8533; -5.1933
Geography
La Camperona is located in Spain
La Camperona
La Camperona
Location within Spain
LocationProvince of León, Spain
Parent rangeCantabrian Mountains

La Camperona (altitude 1,597 m (5,240 ft)) is a mountain in the Cantabrian Mountains, near Sabero in the Province of León, Spain.

The mountain pass, which gives access to the summit, has the same name.

Cycling[edit]

The climb of La Camperona

The mountain has been used several times for stage finishes in the Vuelta a España. The average gradient of the 7.57 km (4.7 mi) climb from the N-621 road [es] at Santa Olaja de la Varga [es] to Sotillos de Sabero [es] at 1,216 m (3,990 ft) is 3.5%, with a maximum gradient of 9%. Beyond Sotillos de Sabero, the climb has a maximum gradient of 19.5%.[1]

Edition Winner Leader
2014  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN)[2]  Alberto Contador (ESP)
2016  Sergey Lagutin (RUS)[3]  Nairo Quintana (COL)
2018  Óscar Rodríguez (ESP)  Jesús Herrada (ESP)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Camperona - Santa Olaja de la Varga". Climb by bike. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  2. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (6 September 2014). "Vuelta a España: Hesjedal wins stage 14 on La Camperona". Cycling News. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Vuelta a Espana: Lagutin wins atop Alto de la Camperona". Cycling News. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2018.

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