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Stage 4 Vuelta preview: Hot, hard and heavy

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Cycling News
Published:
August 30, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:08 BST
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Latest Cycling News for August 30, 2005

Today , the 194 riders left in this year's 60th Vuelta a España face the longest stage of the race,...

Tuesday, August 30: Ciudad Real-Argamasilla de Alba, 232.3 km

Today, the 194 riders left in this year's 60th Vuelta a España face the longest stage of the race, a 232.3 kilometre journey from Ciudad Real to Argamasilla de Alba. With an undulating parcours, three intermediate sprints (km 22, km 49.5, km 87.1) and no categorised climbs, the peloton is likely to be controlled by the sprinters' teams, as well as the French outfit of maillot oro Bradley McGee (La Française des Jeux). A maximum temperature of 36 degrees Celsius is forecast, with the expected peak around 3pm CEST, and a slight northerly wind of around 10km/h. Cyclingnews' live coverage will begin at approximately 2.30pm CEST.

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