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Hyper-aggressive position for the sprint lead-out
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National theme bike for Tour's lone Japanese rider
The 2013 Vuelta a España, will again have a very mountainous route, with 11 summit finishes and rare visit to France for a finish in Peyragudes, the first visit since Michael Rasmussen won at Cauterets in 2003.
2012 winner Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) has confirmed he will not ride but overall contenders include Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), Ivan Basso (Cannondale) and Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp).
This year's race starts in the western Galicia region with a team time trial. The final mountain stages are in the Asturias with the terrible Alto de l'Angliru the last mountain finish.
The winner of this year's Vuelta a Espana will be crowned in Madrid on Sunday September 15.
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Three fewer summit finishes than in 2013
Race director outlines his vision for the future of Spain’s Grand Tour
First finish outside Madrid since 1993 on the cards
Sky leads team standings, Spain remains top nation
Spanish testers not updated with latest whereabouts
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Spaniard finishes in top three for fifth time in Madrid
Second bunch sprint victory for young Australian
41-year-old still looking for team in 2014
Initial deadline of Sept. 30th for ProTour 2014 teams