For all you cycling fantatics great news; the Stage 16 of La Vuelta 2019 is going to pass right underneath Casa Quiros on Mon 9th Sept 2019 taking the AS 229 literally 800m below the house.
Once again, like two years ago, the ‘Queen Stage’ will take on La Cobertoria (the Category 1 climb pass closest to Casa Quiros) as well as a host of other brutal local climbs in what cycling weekly calls: ‘a savage day in mountains for stage 15, with a beyond categorisation climb in the final.’ Read more at Cycling Weekly
At the moment, those dates are free so, if you want to ride the course, take on some of the local category one climbs – Puerta Ventana, Puerto San Lorenzo or even the dreaded El Angiliru (read our Angiliru Blogs here) you can grab this opportunity to see the race and test your legs on some of the famous nearby passes.
The price for that week is £550
And you can see some images of the last time La Vuelta passed Casa Quiros, in 2016, here
The official La Vuelta site describes the stage as: ‘A mountain stage with five climbs on the route: two 3rd category and three 1st category, which run together toward the end: Puerto del Marabio, La Cobertoria and the top of La Cubilla, where we will have a chance to enjoy spectacular views, if the weather permits. The winner of this stage will be a firm candidate for winning La Vuelta’ https://www.lavuelta.es/en/stage-16