Ezpeleta - Altsasu

Stage 3 of the 2024 Itzulia Basque Country is a medium mountain stage that will take place on Wednesday 3 April 2024 at 10:43.The stage starts in Ezpeleta and finishes in Altsasu. Start time is 10:43 with an expected finish at 15:29 (average speed of 40 km/h).

The total distance of the stage is 191.2 km. The stage includes 6 categorized climbs and 2 intermediate sprints. The stage has a total elevation gain of 2604.7 m with the highest altitude of the stage being 815 m. The total descent of the stage is -2179.2 m.

- The race will have temperatures between 14 and 20°C, with an average of 17°C.
- No rain is expected.
- The wind will come mainly from SW, S, W with an average of 10 km/h wind. The maximum wind speed will be 19 km/h with gusts of up to 35 km/h.

The stage includes 6 categorized climbs and 2 intermediate sprints.

Otsondo is a KOM cat. 2 climb, which starts at 0.1 km (191 km to go) and ends at 8.2 km (183 km to go). It has total distance of 8 km, and an average gradient of 5.8%, going from 105 to 570 meters of altitude.

Usategieta Gaina is a KOM cat. 2 climb, which starts at 46.9 km (144.2 km to go) and ends at 57.9 km (133.2 km to go). It has total distance of 11 km, and an average gradient of 3.3%, going from 326 to 685 meters of altitude.

Uitzi is a KOM cat. 3 climb, which starts at 65.4 km (125.7 km to go) and ends at 70.1 km (121 km to go). It has total distance of 4.7 km, and an average gradient of 6.9%, going from 490 to 815 meters of altitude.

Zuarrarrate is a KOM cat. 3 climb, which starts at 79.1 km (112 km to go) and ends at 85.9 km (105.2 km to go). It has total distance of 6.8 km, and an average gradient of 3.4%, going from 569 to 798 meters of altitude.

Altsasu is a Sprint at 123.1 km (68 km to go).

Olaberria is a KOM cat. 3 climb, which starts at 152.3 km (38.8 km to go) and ends at 153.9 km (37.2 km to go). It has total distance of 1.6 km, and an average gradient of 7.9%, going from 180 to 305 meters of altitude.

Lizarrusti is a KOM cat. 2 climb, which starts at 166.3 km (24.8 km to go) and ends at 172.4 km (18.7 km to go). It has total distance of 6.1 km, and an average gradient of 5%, going from 322 to 628 meters of altitude.

Etxarri Aranatz is a Sprint at 182 km (9.1 km to go).

The final 3 km for this stage starts at 188.2 km, has an average gradient of 0%, and reaching 528 m of altitude.