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

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Stage 20 - Saturday, September 27: San Lorenzo de El Escorial - Alto de Abantos, 11.2km ITT


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Stage description

Start time: 14:08 CEST
Finish time (last rider finish): 17:30 CEST

The Vuelta organisers have changed the format of the race this year, preferring to end with a traditional road stage on the final day rather than an individual time trial. To keep the excitement building until the end, however, an individual hill climb time trial has been added on the penultimate stage. The 11.2km test will pit riders against each other, and against the Alto de Abantos, a Cat. 1 climb with an average gradient of 5.6%. If any time gaps in the general classification are still small, Stage 20 should help sort things out. The opening section of the climb features a brutal turn up a 17% incline, and there will be nowhere to hide for the riders as they face this ultimate race of truth.

Start Order

14:08  José Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
14:09  Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué
14:10  Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
14:11  David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola
14:12  Germán Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
14:13  Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre
14:14  Guido Trenti (USA) Fassa Bortolo
14:15  Michael Sandstod (Den) Team CSC
14:16  Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio
14:17  Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio
14:18  Thomas Bruun (Den) Team CSC
14:19  Igor Pugaci (Mda) Team Saeco
14:20  Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco
14:21  Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
14:22  Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems
14:23  Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank
14:24  Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre
14:25  Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank
14:26  Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank
14:27  Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola
14:28  Max van Heeswijk (Ned) US Postal-Berry Floor
14:29  Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Bianchi
14:30  Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
14:31  Bekim Christensen (Den) Team CSC
14:32  Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
14:33  Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio
14:34  Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS
14:35  Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola
14:36  Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
14:37  Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
14:38  Ivan Herrero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué
14:39  Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre
14:40  Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola
14:41  Matthew White (Aus) US Postal-Berry Floor
14:42  Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola
14:43  Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Bianchi
14:44  Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon
14:45  Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
14:46  Juan Fuentes (Spa) Team Saeco
14:47  Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
14:48  Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
14:49  Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria
14:50  Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
14:51  Fred Rodriguez (USA) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola
14:52  Gustavo Otero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué
14:53  Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
14:54  Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank
14:55  Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué
14:56  Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio
14:57  Steffan Wesemann (Ger) Team Telekom
14:58  Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
14:59  Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola
15:00  José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com
15:01  José Luis Arrieta (Spa) iBanesto.com
15:02  Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
15:03  David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
15:04  Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo
15:05  Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Bianchi
15:06  Stephan Schreck (Ger) Team Telekom
15:07  Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
15:08  Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank
15:09  Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
15:10  Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre
15:11  Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
15:12  Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom
15:13  Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon
15:14  Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon
15:15  Francisco Cerezo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué
15:16  Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
15:17  Joaquin Lopez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria
15:18  Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
15:19  Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
15:20  Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
15:21  Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC
15:22  Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
15:23  Carlos Golbano (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria
15:24  Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Fassa Bortolo
15:25  Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi
15:26  Rafael Casero (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria
15:27  José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor
15:28  Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal-Berry Floor
15:29  Michael Barry  (Can) US Postal-Berry Floor
15:30  Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
15:31  Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
15:32  Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor
15:33  Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Team Telekom
15:34  Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
15:35  Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon
15:36  Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom
15:37  David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
15:38  Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
15:39  Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS
15:40  Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
15:41  Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre
15:42  Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon
15:43  Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS
15:44  Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
15:45  Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo
15:46  José Luis Martinez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria
15:47  Francisco José Lara (Spa) Team Bianchi
15:48  Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC
15:49  Santiago Blanco (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
15:50  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
15:51  Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria
15:52  Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com
15:53  Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi
15:54  Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com
15:55  Mario Aerts (Bel) Team Telekom
15:56  Francisco Vila (Spa) Lampre
15:57  David Cañada (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon
15:58  Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio
15:59  Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio
16:00  Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com
16:01  David Lopez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué
16:02  David Latasa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
16:03  Benjamín Noval (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
16:04  Santiago Perez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
16:05  Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
16:06  Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon
16:07  Carlos Torrent (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria
16:08  Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS
16:09  Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
16:10  Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-MSS
16:11  Kyryl Pospyeyev (Ukr) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
16:12  Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
16:13  Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC
16:14  José Gutierrez  (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
16:15  Claus Møller (Den) Milaneza-MSS
16:16  Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
16:17  Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
16:18  Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
16:19  David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
16:20  Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
16:21  Christian Werner (Ger) Team Telekom
16:22  Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
16:23  Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
16:24  Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC
16:25  Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com
16:26  Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
16:27  Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
16:28  José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
16:30  Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
16:32  Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
16:34  Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
16:36  Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi
16:38  Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
16:40  Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
16:42  Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
16:44  Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
16:46  Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
16:48  Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué
16:50  Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
16:52  Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone
16:54  Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank
16:56  Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor
16:58  Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com
17:00  Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
17:02  Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski
17:04  Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor
17:06  Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski