The late Frank Vandenbroucke won two stages at the 1999 Vuelta and formed an alliance with Jan Ullrich
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From Olano to Contador, 15 years of Vuelta photos
With the 2013 Vuelta a España 24 hours away Cyclingnews opens up the photo album and delves back through the archives of Spain’s grand tour.
Over the last decade the Vuelta has thrown up its fair share of excitement from the debut of the Angrilu in 1999 to Contador’s fight back at Fuente De in 2012. Like any race in the modern era it has thrown up its fair share of doping stories but the race remains one of the highlights of the season.
Take a look at the faces and personalities who have marked the race over the years, and let the memories come back.
Click here for the photo gallery.
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