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2010 Vuelta Route Announced, Red Leader’s Jersey Revealed

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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…

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Vuelta a España Presentation Wednesday

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The details of the third grand tour of the season, the Vuelta a España, will be revealed on Wednesday in Sevilla, Spain. 2010′s Vuelta will begin on August 28th and will end on September 19th, and is expected to stay in Spain. The 65th Vuelta is said to open with a team time trial in Sevilla, held under lights to avoid the summer heat of Andalucia. The course will be 18km and will begin at 9pm and end at 11pm, which is very late for any race. It is likely that the Vuelta will return to the Pyrenees and Asturias, as they didn’t include them this year. Stay tuned for more details.

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Vuelta a Espana to Open with Team Time Trials

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Reports are leaking in the Spanish media that the 2010 Vuelta a Espana will be opening up with a team time trial in Sevilla on August 29th. The race will take place very late in the evening to avoid the heat of Andalucia. The course is 18km and will begin at 9pm, ending at 11pm. The route will be covering some beautiful landscape, starting at the Teatro Maestranza and ending at the Torre del Oro. The route will not officially be released until Thursday, but it is said that there will be up to six stages in the Andalucia region before going north. Check back often for updates about the 2010 Vuelta a Espana.

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Alejandro Valverde Wants to Ride the Tour in 2010

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Vuelta a Espana champion Alejandro Valverde is uncertain whether or not he will be defending his title in 2010, with hopes to race in the Tour de France instead. “The Tour is the race with more international prestige. We’ll see how the season develops. I always take on a race with the maximum guarantees of success. The road always puts everything in its place, but in principle, I will go with the challenge of hoping for everything.” However, Valverde may not even be racing at all come 2010, as Italian authorities think he may have been involved in Operacion Puerto, which dates back to 2006. Valverde couldn’t compete in the Tour this year because of his two-year ban from cycling in Italy, as the Tour includes 80km through Italian territory. The UCI and the World Anti-Doping Agency are trying to extend the ban to the…

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