Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 10 Details – it is a 36.7 km individual time trial stage from Real Monasterio De Santa María De Veruela to Borja.
Over the last few years, individual time trial stages with a hill in the middle of the course became the norm. This stage is no exception. With a departure from Monasterio de Veruela and the finish line in Borja, riders will have to cover 36.7 kilometers and face a 3rd category climb. The timed race will be similar to that which took place in Tarazona last year, where Fabian Cancellara obtained the final victory.
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Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 10 quick info
- DATE September 02, 2014, Tuesday
- STAGE TYPE Individual Time Trial (ITT)
- START-FINISH Real Monasterio De Santa María De Veruela (655 m) – Borja (440 m)
- LENGTH OF THE COURSE 36.7 km
Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 10 profile
Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 10 start: Real Monasterio De Santa María De Veruela
Real Monasterio De Santa María De Veruela (The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Veruela or simply the Veruela Abbey) is a Cistercian abbey dating from the 12th century. It is situated near Vera de Moncayo, in Zaragoza province, Spain. It was founded in 1146 by Pedro de Atarés (c. 1083, Borja – 21 February 1151), a Spanish noble and member of the House of Aragón.
Vera de Moncayo is a municipality located in the province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 432 inhabitants.
Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 10 finish town: Borja
Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 10 finish town, Borja is a town in the province of Zaragoza, the community of Aragon, north-eastern Spain.
Main sights of Borja include:
- Collegiate church of Santa Maria.
- Church of San Miguel, in Gothic-Mudéjar style, with a Romanesque apse.
- Baroque convent of Santa Clara
- Hermitage of San Jorge, in Gothic-Mudéjar style
- Town Hall, built in 1532
- 18th-century small temple
- Newly renovated, 20th-century fresco depicting a “Hedgehog-like” figure of Jesus
The City of Borja, previously Bursao, is one of the most interesting settlements in Aragon and also one of the most unknown. A little more than 60 km from Zaragoza, it is a dynamic city, in constant expansion, that has successfully known how to blend tradition and modernity, as can be seen in its own urban centre.
Though it is true that its name has been consistently mentioned over the past few years due to its excellent wines from the appellation of origin Campo de Borja, it is the “restoration” of the Ecce Homo by a local woman in the Santuario de Misericordia that has put the city on the national and international map.
Those who come and wander around Borjan streets will be amazed by the buildings of its historical-artistic complex, from its Town Hall to the Collegiate Church of Santa María. For the museum lovers, Borja has important exhibition spaces on offer, such as the Archaeological Museum, the Collegiate Museum, and the Santa Clara Museum.