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Vuelta team time trial start times confirmed

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The Cervelo Team has had to weather bad news of the team's folding

The Cervelo Team has had to weather bad news of the team's folding
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The Rabobank team

The Rabobank team
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Denis Menchov

Denis Menchov
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Team Saxo Bank will be divided up in 2011

Team Saxo Bank will be divided up in 2011
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Team Saxo Bank's stars

Team Saxo Bank's stars
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Frank Schleck is looking for a good result in the Tour of Spain

Frank Schleck is looking for a good result in the Tour of Spain
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Caisse d'Epargne will continue through 2011 as Team Movistar

Caisse d'Epargne will continue through 2011 as Team Movistar
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Astana in Seville

Astana in Seville
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The Garmin-Transitions team

The Garmin-Transitions team
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Andalucia Cajasur

Andalucia Cajasur
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Footon Servetto

Footon Servetto
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Liquigas on the podium

Liquigas on the podium
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Team Sky

Team Sky
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FDJ on the stage

FDJ on the stage
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Omega Pharma-Lotto has its moment

Omega Pharma-Lotto has its moment
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Team Quick Step

Team Quick Step
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Bbox Bouygues Telecom on the stage.

Bbox Bouygues Telecom on the stage.
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Katusha presented in Seville

Katusha presented in Seville
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Team Milram

Team Milram
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AG2R-La Mondiale

AG2R-La Mondiale
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Xacobeo Galicia

Xacobeo Galicia
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Liquigas is always easy to spot.

Liquigas is always easy to spot.
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Mark Cavendish rides onto the stage for the team presentation

Mark Cavendish rides onto the stage for the team presentation
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Bbox Bouygues Telecom on the stage.

Bbox Bouygues Telecom on the stage.
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The Katusha team is presented

The Katusha team is presented
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The Milram squad

The Milram squad
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The AG2R-La Mondiale team of Vincent Lavenu

The AG2R-La Mondiale team of Vincent Lavenu
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The Footon-Servetto team lines up in Seville.

The Footon-Servetto team lines up in Seville.
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Pedro Delgado was on hand for the teams presentation.

Pedro Delgado was on hand for the teams presentation.
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Seville is quite a lovely city at night

Seville is quite a lovely city at night
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HTC-Columbia's nine men for the Vuelta

HTC-Columbia's nine men for the Vuelta
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The Quick Step team

The Quick Step team
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The Cofidis team

The Cofidis team
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Team Sky is presented.

Team Sky is presented.
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Team Sky will be looking for results in the Vuelta.

Team Sky will be looking for results in the Vuelta.
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The Lampre-Farnese Vini team

The Lampre-Farnese Vini team
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Alessandro Petacchi walks his machine to the team presentation.

Alessandro Petacchi walks his machine to the team presentation.
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The Euskaltel-Euskadi squad are a popular group in Spain.

The Euskaltel-Euskadi squad are a popular group in Spain.
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FDJ is introduced

FDJ is introduced
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Omega Pharma-Lotto, another Belgian team in the Vuelta.

Omega Pharma-Lotto, another Belgian team in the Vuelta.
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Footon-Servetto will be the first team to start this evening’s opening team time trial at the Vuelta a España. The time trial around the streets of Seville begins at the unusual night time of 22:04 CET.

The 22 teams taking part in this year's Tour of Spain were presented in a late-evening ceremony in Seville on Friday, the site of the opening stages.

The teams will tackle the 13km course at four-minute intervals, with the locally-sponsored Andalucía-CajaSur outfit the last team off, at 23:28. Iñigo Cuesta, riding a record 17th consecutive Vuelta, has been given the honour of wearing number one in this year’s race, and his soon to be defunct Cérvelo TestTeam is the penultimate team to take the start at 23:24.

Among the teams fancied to take the win are Team Saxo Bank, that starts at 23:16. Bjarne Riis' team has the advantage of starting after both Garmin-Transitions (23:04) and HTC-Columbia (22:24), both of whom are sending well-drilled units to Seville. Giro d’Italia team time trial winners Liquigas-Doimo (22:56) and a motivated Caisse d’Epargne team (23:12) featuring some solid rouleur are two other start times to note in the list.

Vuelta a España TTT start times:

22:04 Footon-Servetto-Fuji
22:08 AG2R
22:12 Team Milram
22:16 Team Katusha
22:20 BBOX Bouygues Telecom
22:24 Team HTC-Columbia
22:28 Quick Step
22:32 Omega Pharma-Lotto
22:36 FDJ
22:40 Euskaltel-Euskadi
22:44 Lampre-Farnese Vini
22:48 Team Sky
22:52 Cofidis
22:56 Liquigas-Doimo
23:00 Xacobeo Galicia
23:04 Garmin-Transitions
23:08 Astana
23:12 Caisse d'Epargne
23:16 Saxo Bank
23:20 Rabobank
23:24 Cervélo
23:28 Andalucía-CajaSur