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Vuelta a España 2010

Date range:
August 28 - September 19, 2010
  • Vuelta a España, ESP, HIS (Historical Calendar)
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      13km
      Start location:
      Sevilla
      End location:
      Sevilla
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      173.7km
      Start location:
      Alcalá de Guadaíra
      End location:
      Marbella
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      157.3km
      Start location:
      Marbella
      End location:
      Málaga
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      183.8km
      Start location:
      Málaga
      End location:
      Valdepeñas de Jaén
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      198.8km
      Start location:
      Guadix
      End location:
      Lorca
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      151km
      Start location:
      Caravaca de Cruz
      End location:
      Murcia
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      187.1km
      Start location:
      Murcia
      End location:
      Orihuela
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      190km
      Start location:
      Villena
      End location:
      Xorret del Catí
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      187.7km
      Start location:
      Calpe
      End location:
      Alcoy
    • Rest day 1

      Start location:
      Calpe
      End location:
      Tarragona
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      175.7km
      Start location:
      Tarragona
      End location:
      Vilanova i la Geltrú
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      208.4km
      Start location:
      Vilanova i la Geltrú
      End location:
      Andorra
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      172.5km
      Start location:
      Andorra la Vella
      End location:
      Lleida
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      196km
      Start location:
      Rincón de Soto
      End location:
      Burgos
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      178km
      Start location:
      Burgos
      End location:
      Peña Cabarga
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      187.3km
      Start location:
      Solares
      End location:
      Lagos de Covadonga
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      181.4km
      Start location:
      Gijón
      End location:
      Alto de Cotobello
    • Rest day 2

      Start location:
      Cotobello
      End location:
      Peñafiel
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      46km
      Start location:
      Peñafiel
      End location:
      Peñafiel
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      148.9km
      Start location:
      Valladolid
      End location:
      Salamanca
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      231.2km
      Start location:
      Piedrahita
      End location:
      Toledo
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      172.1km
      Start location:
      San Martín de Valdeiglesias
      End location:
      Bola del Mundo
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      85km
      Start location:
      San Sebastián de los Reyes
      End location:
      Madrid
  • Race history

September 10, Stage 13: Rincón de Soto - Burgos 196km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
December 16, 2009, 22:04 GMT,
Updated:
August 16, 2010, 22:21 BST

Friday, September 10 - Rincón de Soto - Burgos, 193.7 km

Distance: 196km
Highest point: 1,260m
Terrain: Medium mountains
Category: Road stage

Wicked wind

This should be the scene of another set-piece battle between a plucky group of breakaway riders and the combined chasing forces of the sprinters' teams. The two cat 3 climbs towards the end of the stage will favour the breakaways, but the riding conditions may not. The terrain heading into Burgos is extremely open and the wind that barrels across this landscape could be hard for a small group to handle, tipping the advantage back towards the much larger group chasing behind.

Inside knowledge:

This isn't too dissimilar to last year's second-week stage into Córdoba, which was won by Rabobank's Lars Boom after an impressive show of power took him clear from the breakaway group on the run-in to the finish. Not too far behind the big Dutchman that day was Milram's Martin Velits. Now with HTC-Columbia, the Slovak road race champion is set to be part of a strong line-up. It should also include his twin brother, Peter Velits, who missed the Tour de France after breaking his collarbone at the Criterium du Dauphiné in June. Of the pair, Peter has the strongest sprint and he could well make that count if he rediscovers his early season form.

2010 Vuelta a España stage 1 map

2010 Vuelta a España profile stage 1

Matt White says:

"This profile looks a bit deceptive, since you're only climbing at about 4 per cent, but it may still be slightly too hard for the sprint guys. But even they'll appreciate the difficulty of the stages with the Worlds in mind."