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Old 12-14-03, 10:26 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-15-03, 04:29 AM   #2
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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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Old 12-15-03, 08:59 AM   #3
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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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Old 12-17-03, 05:00 PM   #5
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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...)



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