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    Time Trial to decide Vuelta?

    Pro Cycling is reporting that a 35km mountain TT is to be included in this years Tour of Spain. Looks good for Heras.

    www.procycling.com/news_main.asp?newsId=4817

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    Or Beloki.

    It depends on how much each of these guys want to try to win the Tour, too. Too many withdrawals in July will haunt you in September.
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    The Vuelta did the same thing last year. It really added to the drama of the race.

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    Well these reports sometimes are far from the actual route.
    It will be revealed wednesday, I think?
    They are saying it may be a TT up the Sierra Nevada, which would be awesome (I wonder which way up??)

    I think it would be even greater if they went to the top of the mountain, passed the Sierra Nevada ski resort Its a 43km climb with an average grade of %6.3! The last ten kilometres are so are quite steeper than the part used in the Vuelta too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brent_dube
    I think it would be even greater if they went to the top of the mountain, passed the Sierra Nevada ski resort Its a 43km climb with an average grade of %6.3! The last ten kilometres are so are quite steeper than the part used in the Vuelta too.
    Yes, I agree. Too bad they didn't do it and left another vertical 1000m out:



    But I can't say I understand the fellow that saw this and said "Lets build a road to that nice peak" . (Not to mention the south side...)



    /Csson
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
    I took the one less travelled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
    (R. Frost)

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