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57th Vuelta a España

Spain, September 7- 29, 2002

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Stage 18 - September 26: Salamanca - Estación de la Covatilla (Béjar), 193.7 km

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Stage description

Start time: 12:10 CEST
Finish time: 17:15 CEST

The end of the Vuelta is in sight, but there is still some racing to be done, as this tough stage from Salamanca to Estación de la Covatilla (Béjar) will demonstrate. Finishing with a 9.5 km climb at 8% average, the stage contains four Cat. 1 and 2 climbs in its final half. The classification should be decided by this stage, but there could also be a few surprises, especially if the time gaps are close.

This is the first time that the race has visited La Covatilla, and the riders will finish at 2010 m altitude.