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Vuelta a España 2013

Date range:
August 24 - September 15, 2013
  • Vuelta a España, Spain, WorldTour
  • Stages. Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      27.4km
      Start location:
      Vilanova de Arousa
      End location:
      Sanxenxo (TTT)
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      177.7km
      Start location:
      Pontevedra
      End location:
      Alto Do Monte Da Groba
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      184.8km
      Start location:
      Vigo
      End location:
      Mirador de Lobeira
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      189km
      Start location:
      Lain
      End location:
      Fisterra
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      174.3km
      Start location:
      Sober
      End location:
      Lago de Sanabria
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      175km
      Start location:
      Guijuelo
      End location:
      Caceres
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      205.9km
      Start location:
      Almendralejo
      End location:
      Mairena de Aljafare
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      166.6km
      Start location:
      Jerez de la Frontera
      End location:
      Alto Peñas Blancas (Estepona)
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      163.7km
      Start location:
      Antequera
      End location:
      Valdepeñas de Jaén
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      186.8km
      Start location:
      Torredelcampo
      End location:
      Alto Hazallanas
    • Rest day 1

      Location
      Torredelcampo
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      38.8km
      Location
      Tarazona (ITT)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      164.2km
      Start location:
      Maella
      End location:
      Tarragona
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      169km
      Start location:
      Valls
      End location:
      Castelldefels
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      155.7km
      Start location:
      Baga
      End location:
      Collada de la Gallina
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      224.9km
      Start location:
      Andorra
      End location:
      Peyragudes
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      146.8km
      Start location:
      Graus
      End location:
      Aramón Formigal
    • Rest day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      189km
      Start location:
      Calahorra
      End location:
      Burgos
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      186.5km
      Start location:
      Burgos
      End location:
      Peña Cabarga
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      181km
      Start location:
      San Vicente de la Barquera
      End location:
      Alto Naranco
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      142.2km
      Start location:
      Aviles
      End location:
      Alto de L´Angliru
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      109.6km
      Start location:
      Leganés
      End location:
      Madrid
  • Race history

September 15, Stage 21: Leganés - Madrid 109.6km

Vuelta a España: Stage 21

By:
Peter Cossins
Published:
August 20, 2013, 02:33,
Updated:
August 29, 2013, 08:53

Parcours preview

Distance: 99.1km
Category: Flat
Highest point: 690m

And finally to Madrid. The last stage of the race is the flattest, shortest and, by some distance, the most relaxed. Cava will be flowing at the start to toast the wearer of the red jersey and his team, and plenty more bottles will be popped at the finish after a sprinter has almost certainly provided a final flourish to one of the most mountainous grand tours of recent years. Many of the riders who started the Vuelta will have come looking for form in preparation for the World Championships in Florence but many of them will surely have bowed out before the last week in order to avoid over-cooking themselves. Those who reach Madrid will deserve every drop of cava that comes their way.

Abraham Olano: "The choice is to finish either with a time trial or with a simple road stage. This year we’ve opted for the latter. This is a fiesta day for the riders but the sprinters will save their celebrations until after the finish. Some will also be looking for a boost before the Worlds."  

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It'd be nice to see some sort of team sprints here for time bonuses if there's any small gaps in top 10 or points