This year’s course will be slightly different from that used in 2019.
The course for the Clásica San Sebastián 2021 was officially announced today, with Julián Eraso revealing that changes have been made. The main difference from the last edition is that the riders will only go through Murgil once and there will be one less categorised climb. The conditions on the road from Igeldo down to Orio prevent the race from taking this route, so for the sake of safety it has been decided to avoid this stretch and modify the first part of the course to make the race longer and tougher.
In all there will be 6 categorised climbs: Azkarate (category 3) and Urraki (category 2) in the first few kilometres are new additions this year. Alkiza (category 3), Jaizkibel (category 2) and Erlaitz (category 1) must be climbed before the riders head for the finish line up the steep slopes of Murgil (category 2).
This year’s race will include 2 intermediate sprints in Hondarribia and on the first pass through the finish line on the Boulevard in San Sebastián.
The course in 2 km shorter than in the last edition, but very similar to previous years in terms of toughness. A great show is guaranteed.