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

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Stage 16 - Tuesday, September 23: Jaen - Sierra Nevada, 162km

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Stage description

Start time: 13:06 CEST
Finish time: 17:15 CEST

Stage 16 follows a similar pattern to the previous race, once more providing a mountaintop finish after a stage with no other notable difficulties. The parcours becomes a bit more undulating from the day before, but the climb of the Sierra Nevada (HC) will no doubt shape the day's racing. The Sierra Nevada is a frequently used climb, noted for its 30 kilometre length more than any leg breaking gradients. Nonetheless, an average of 5.7% for such a long climb is not small task.