Tuesday September 5th, 2017

Stage 16Circuito de Navarra / Logroño

Start 13h32 (Local time)
  • Froome dominates the time-trial

    Chris Froome (Team Sky) made the most of the ITT set at Logroño on Tuesday, claiming a second stage victory at La Vuelta 2017 and extending his GC lead. With a time of 47'00” to cover 40.2km, the British rider gained 29” on Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) and 57” on Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), still 2nd overall but with a delay up to 1'58”. Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) makes it into the top 5 of the race for the first time this year. With many mountain challenges still ahead of...

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The stage in videos

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  • Near live - Stage 16 - La Vuelta 2017
  • Near live - Stage 16 - La Vuelta 2017
  • Near live - Stage 16 - La Vuelta 2017
  • Near live - Stage 16 - La Vuelta 2017
  • Near live - Stage 16 - La Vuelta 2017

The stage in pictures

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Logroño © Unipublic/Photogomez Sport

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Tourist attractions

Geodiversity

Between vineyards and terraces

Ebro River passing through Logroño © This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.Vineyard countryside in La Rioja, Alavesa © Juana VegasFossilised dinosaur footprints from the Cretaceous Period, La Rioja © Luis CarcavillaReproductions of dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period in Enciso, La Rioja © Luis Carcavilla

Circuito Navarra -Logroño

Logroño is built on conglomerate rocks, sand, gypsums and limestone rocks from the Oligocene to Miocene Periods (34 to 6 million years ago, shown in salmon and yellow in the diagram) and around the Ebro River meadows and its tributaries, formed by Quaternary sediments (grey in the diagram).

These lithologies, along with the hillside orientations, days of sunshine and yearly rainfall are, in the La Rioja area, fundamental elements for grapevine cultivation in order to make high-quality wines, as they result in well-ventilated poor soils that are the ideal environment for grapevines to thrive in.

At the start of this “time trial” we find ourselves in Navarra with a route that has barely any differences in altitude, with extensive plains around us except for some mountain ranges that peak over the Northern spurs of the Cantabrian Mountains. The journey to Logroño is part of the “French Route of The Way of St. James”.

The materials we find, clay and sand, result from the erosion of bordering mountain ranges. As those mountain ranges were created, a depression formed that was continuously being filled, while a river network whose main artery is the Ebro River became embedded, generating lands that are appropriate for growing crops, especially grapevines.

We cross the Ebro River to arrive in Logroño, capital of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja. Along with its winegrowing wealth, La Rioja also has over 110 dinosaur fossil sites, many of which have routes and trails, such as Enciso's Dinosaur Trail that covers seven sites, or the Igea site that also contains a fossilised trunk. 

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