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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 15, Stage 17: Peñafiel - Peñafiel 46km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
December 16, 2009, 17:45 GMT,
Updated:
August 16, 2010, 22:38 BST

Wednesday, September 15 - Peñafiel individual time trial, 46 km

Distance: 46km
Highest point: 750m
Terrain: Flat
Category: Individual time trial

Pure speed

This day has been a long time coming for the time trial specialists. Aside from the opening stage, this is the only chance they'll have to demonstrate their pure speed during this year's Vuelta. It's an out-and-back course alongside the banks of the Duero river that passes some of the region's famous vineyards. The route is totally flat on wide and straight roads, so it isn't technical. The only complicating factor could be the wind, but this is about as straightforward as long time trials come.

Inside knowledge:

Garmin's David Millar won the corresponding test last year, although that was only over 19km. That victory was the Scot's third in a Vuelta time trial, and Millar is sure to be among the favourites if he lines up for what would be his third major tour of the season. Although he only completed two thirds of the Giro, he may opt for the Tour of Britain instead of Spain's national tour. Even so, Garmin should still have some aces to play. Christian Vande Velde, who was 90th in the Vuelta as far back as 1998, is likely to feature. Canadian time trial specialist Svein Tuft is another Garmin man who will be drooling at the sight of this profile.

Matt White says: "This is a day we'll definitely target. We should have Zabriskie and Millar there, as well as Christian [Vande Velde] and they'll eat this up. For Millar, this will be his last time trial before the Commonwealth Games."

2010 Vuelta a España stage 17 map

2010 Vuelta a España profile stage 17