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Coming up: Vuelta a Aragon

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Cycling News
Published:
April 12, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:52 BST
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Latest Cycling News for April 12, 2005

The 42nd Vuelta a Aragon will start on Wednesday, April 13 in Eastern Spain. The UCI Cat. 2.1 rated...

The 42nd Vuelta a Aragon will start on Wednesday, April 13 in Eastern Spain. The UCI Cat. 2.1 rated race totals 697 km in five stages, including a number of climbs ranging from Cat. 1-3. On the penultimate stage on Saturday, an 1,2 km long mountain time-trial might decide on general classification among the competitors of this race, which will see 13 teams, including seven ProTeams at the start in Alcala de la Selva. The time trial starts at an altitude of 810 metres, winding up to Virgen de la Sierra de Herrera on 1.345 metres.

Amongst the teams participating are: T-Mobile, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Illes Balears, Liberty Seguros, Fassa Bortolo, Liquigas-Bianchi and Cofidis. T-Mobile will head to Spain with the following riders: Torsten Hiekmann, Giuseppe Guerini, Daniele Nardello, Jan Schaffrath, Bram Schmitz, Tobias Steinhauser and Jan Ullrich, for which the Vuelta a Aragon will be another step to build up his form for the Tour de France.

Italian team Liquigas has announced the following roster: Daniele Colli, Enrico Gasparotto, Marco Milesi, Devis Miorin, Matej Mugerli, Luciano Pagliarini, Charles Wegelius and Marco Zanotti.

The stages of the Vuelta a Aragon are the following:

Stage 1 - April 13: Alcala de la Selva - Valderrobles, 167.7 km
Stage 2 - April 14: Alcaniz - Sabinanigo, 206.5 km
Stage 3 - April 15: Sabinanigo - Zaragoza, 173 km
Stage 4 - April 16: Herrara de los Navarros - Virgen de la Sierra de Herrera 11.2 km
Stage 5 - April 17: Borja - Illueca, 139 km

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