2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 3 Preview

The third stage of the 2012 Vuelta a Espana will start in the Faustino V wine cellars and travel 155.3kms through medium mountains to Eibar (Arrate).

This will be the race’s only dip into the Basque Country this year.

Along the way, there are three categorized climbs before the summit near-finish of the cat-1 Arrate.  In addition to the Arrate, riders will tackle two cat-3’s and a cat-2.  GC could be shaken up a bit on this day.