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57th Vuelta a España

Spain, September 7- 29, 2002

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Stage 19 - September 27: Béjar - Avila, 177.8 km

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Stage description

Start time: 12:49 CEST
Finish time: 17:15 CEST

Another tricky stage for the GC riders, this one is from Béjarto Avila over 177.8 km. Passing via the Puerto de Serranillos at km 115, it's the last real chance for the climbers to make their mark. The Puerto is not particularly steep, but is 16.7 km long, meaning that the top riders will need to concentrate and not let any dangerous moves go.

The Vuelta first visited Avila in 1971 when Dutchman Joop Zoetemelk won the stage.