As we mentioned yesterday, the 2010 Vuelta a España route has been unveiled today. The 65th Vuelta is a 21-stage race that will begin on August 28th with a 16km team time trial in Seville and will end on September 19th in Madrid. The event will cover 3,352km and will travel across many of Spain’s mountainous regions. The race will also see the 10.1km climb with an 8.4% gradient to the top of Cotobello aux Asturies in northern Spain. This year’s Vuelta was won by Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, followed by Samuel Sanchez and Aussie Cadel Evans. Valverde, Sanchez, and this year’s Tour winner Alberto Contador attended the event today. “It’s a Vuelta that looks exciting but also very, very hard,” says Valverde. “It’s a beautiful Vuelta, for the spectator,” Contador says. Contador will not make a decision about racing in the event until May or June, but he did say that he would be disappointed to miss the race a second time. The leader’s jersey for the 2010 event has been changed from gold to red.
Via Velo News.