Stage 7 of Vuelta a España 2013 is a flat stage between Almendralejo and Mairena del Aljarafe. The length of the course is 195.5 km.
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Vuelta a España 2013 Stage 6 is a plain stage between Guijuelo and Cáceres. The length of the course is 175 km.
This stage will most likely be a very fast one. The departure from Guijuelo and the route to Cáceres will invite the peloton to reach very high speeds and the sprinter teams will do their best to prevent any breakaways.
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Vuelta a España 2013 Stage 5 is between Sober and Lago de Sanabria (Sanabria Lake). The length of the mountainous course is 174.3 km.
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Vuelta a España 2013 Stage 4 is between Lalín / a Estrada and Fisterra. The length of the course is 189 km. The stage is listed as Mountains with Summit Finish, but not so mountainous in fact. It ends with a short but steep uphill, like stage three, so it’s suitable to the puncheurs.
The fourth stage of the Vuelta will also feature a route commonly referred to as a “leg breaker”. The final part of the stage will again spike up although it won’t be challenging enough to result in significant changes in the classification. In theory, all leaders should be able to complete this stage without too much trouble. The stage will consist of 186 kilometers and will end at the finish line located in Fisterra “el Fin del Mundo” (The end of the Earth).
The peloton also climb the “Mirador de Ezaro” along the way.
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Vuelta a España 2013 Stage 3 is between Vigo and Mirador de Lobeira. The length of the course is 184.8 km. The stage is listed as plain, but it ends with a short but steep uphill, so it’s suitable to the puncheurs.
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Stage 2 of Vuelta a España 2013 edition is from Pontevedra to Alto da Groba. It is the first summit finish of this years’ Vuelta. The length of the course is 177.7 km.
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The opening stage of the Vuelta a España 2013 edition is a Team Time Trial (TTT) stage from Vilanova de Arousa to Sanxenxo. The length of the completely flat stage is 27.4 km.
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Vuelta a España 2013 edition will start in Vilanova de Arousa on August 24th, Saturday, and finish in Madrid on September 15th, Sunday. The race will start with a Team Time Trial and has 11 summit finishes this year, one more than in 2012. One of the summit finishes is at Peyragudes (in France). And the Angliru will be scene of the deciding stage.
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Early 20th journalists started creating nicknames for the cyclists. This effort popularized the cycling sport and make the racers interesting to the people who were not interested in cycling much. This tradition is still continuing today. Here the list of cyclists’ nicknames in alphabetical order (by surname, starting with V):
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A hundred meters from the beach of Ézaro, where the Galician coast at its best, there is an ominous sign with the red warning triangle: thirty percent (30%) warns the board, then you directly ride against uphill over a huge rock.
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