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Vuelta a España 2009

Date range:
August 29 - September 20, 2009
  • Vuelta a España, Spain, GT
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      4.5km
      Start location:
      Assen
      End location:
      Assen
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      202km
      Start location:
      Assen
      End location:
      Emmen
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      189.7km
      Start location:
      Zutphen
      End location:
      Venlo
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      224km
      Start location:
      Venlo
      End location:
      Lieja
    • Rest day

      Location
      Tarragona
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      174km
      Start location:
      Tarragona
      End location:
      Vinaros
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      177km
      Start location:
      Xativa
      End location:
      Xativa
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      30km
      Start location:
      Valencia
      End location:
      Valencia
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      206km
      Start location:
      Alzira
      End location:
      Alto de Aitana
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      186km
      Start location:
      Alcoy
      End location:
      Xorret de Cati
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      162km
      Start location:
      Alicante
      End location:
      Murcia
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      200km
      Start location:
      Murcia
      End location:
      Caravaca de la Cruz
    • Rest Day

      Location
      Almeria
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      174km
      Start location:
      Almeria
      End location:
      Alto de Velefique
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      175km
      Start location:
      Berja
      End location:
      Alto de Sierra Nevada
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      157km
      Start location:
      Granada
      End location:
      La Pandera
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      167.7km
      Start location:
      Jaén
      End location:
      Córdoba
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      170km
      Start location:
      Córdoba
      End location:
      Puertollano
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      193.6km
      Start location:
      Ciudad Real
      End location:
      Talavera de la Reina
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Talavera de la Reina
      End location:
      Avila
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      174km
      Start location:
      Avila
      End location:
      La Granja. Real Fábrica de Cristales
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      26km
      Start location:
      Toledo
      End location:
      Toledo
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      110.2km
      Start location:
      Rivas
      End location:
      Madrid
  • Race history

September 09, Stage 11: Murcia - Caravaca de la Cruz 200km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 27, 2009, 22:46 BST,
Updated:
August 27, 2009, 23:04 BST

Vuelta heads inland before southern transfer

Proycling's Analysis: With the second rest day just ahead, this should be an interesting stage, with riders keen to score psychological points for the key days to come. In all likelihood, a break will happen early on the first-cat Bermejo and stay clear over the third-cat Zarzadilla and second-cat Moratalla.

Culture Vulture: The town is celebrated for its healing powers. As the fifth most important site in the Roman Catholic world, it has dispensation from the pope to hold an annus sanctus jubilee festival every seven years.

Local hero: Italian climber Marco Pantani’s career is commemorated whenever the Collado Bermejo features on the itinerary of the Tour of Murcia with a special prize given to the first rider to the top.

Vuelta Retro: This is only the Vuelta’s second visit. The first was memorable for a 160km solo break by then-unknown Dave Zabriskie.

Neil Stephens says: It's a day that doesn't hold that much for us; you'd reckon it's going to be a day for a long break. We're not going there to win a heap of stages, we're racing for the general classification and there will obviously be guys there with different priorities. Who knows? It might even be another day for someone like Allan Davis. He's pretty fast but he can get over these climbs that a lot of these other sprinters can't. 

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