By Monika Prell
The Spanish newspaper Marca announced more details of the Vuelta a España just one week before the official presentation scheduled for December 5.
Racers have already learned that they will climb the steep and challenging Angliru in next year's Spanish Grand Tour. The penultimate stage of the 2008 edition will also be a mountain time trial that will start in La Granja de San Ildefonso and finish in Puerto de Navacerrada.
The final stage will begin in San Sebastián de los Reyes and end in the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid. The start in San Sebastián de los Reyes will serve as a tribute to Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero, who recently wrapped up his career. He was born and resides in this town.
Alberto López Viejo, the sports counselor of the Comunidad de Madrid gave also away the secret that in 2009, one stage will have begin and end in San Sebastián de los Reyes and pass through mountains to the north of the Comunidad de Madrid.