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58th Vuelta a Espaņa - Spain, September 6-28, 2003

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Stage 15 - Sunday, September 21: Sierra de la Pandera, 172.1km

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Stage description

Start time: 13:27 CEST
Finish time: 17:45 CEST

The mountains return with bang in stage 15. After a mostly flat or downhill parcours, the Vuelta slams back into the big hills with the hors catégorie Sierra de la Pandera, and 8.3km climb with an average gradient of 6.4%. The climb will shock many riders' systems as a fast approach will come to an end with an opening section with a 14% gradient. The climb becomes more gradual until once again hitting portions at 15% and later 12%, finally finishing with a slight dip before one last kick to the line.