Dénia - Xorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior

Stage 8 of the 2023 La Vuelta Ciclista a España is a medium mountain stage that will take place on Saturday 2 September 2023 at 11:10.The stage starts in Dénia and finishes in Xorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior. Start time is 11:10 with an expected finish at 15:29 (average speed of 38 km/h).

The total distance of the stage is 164.2 km. The stage includes 5 categorized climbs and 1 intermediate sprint. The stage has a total elevation gain of 3680.1 m with the highest altitude of the stage being 1097 m. The total descent of the stage is -2773.1 m.

- The race will have temperatures between 20 and 26°C, with an average of 23°C.
- No rain is expected.
- The wind will come mainly from S, SE, N, W, NE, SW with an average of 9 km/h wind. The maximum wind speed will be 14 km/h with gusts of up to 41 km/h.

The stage includes 5 categorized climbs and 1 intermediate sprint.

Alto de Vall d'Ebo is a KOM cat. 2 climb, which starts at 20.8 km (143.4 km to go) and ends at 28.7 km (135.5 km to go). It has total distance of 7.8 km, and an average gradient of 5.8%, going from 87 to 539 meters of altitude.

Puerto de Tollos is a KOM cat. 3 climb, which starts at 45 km (119.2 km to go) and ends at 49.2 km (115 km to go). It has total distance of 4.2 km, and an average gradient of 5.7%, going from 589 to 828 meters of altitude.

Puerto de Benifallim is a KOM cat. 2 climb, which starts at 72 km (92.2 km to go) and ends at 81.4 km (82.8 km to go). It has total distance of 9.5 km, and an average gradient of 4.6%, going from 576 to 1016 meters of altitude.

Puerto de la Carrasqueta is a KOM cat. 2 climb, which starts at 99 km (65.2 km to go) and ends at 109.9 km (54.3 km to go). It has total distance of 10.9 km, and an average gradient of 4.7%, going from 513 to 1022 meters of altitude.

Puerto de la Carrasqueta is a Bonus sprint at 109.9 km (54.3 km to go).

Ibi is a Sprint at 125.3 km (38.9 km to go).

Xorret de Catí is a KOM cat. 1 climb, which starts at 157.4 km (6.8 km to go) and ends at 161.4 km (2.8 km to go). It has total distance of 3.9 km, and an average gradient of 10.4%, going from 663 to 1069 meters of altitude.

The final 3 km for this stage starts at 161.2 km, has an average gradient of -6.1%, and reaching 909 m of altitude.