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63rd Vuelta a España - GT

Spain, August 30 - September 21, 2008

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Stage 17 - September 17: Zamora - Valladolid, 148.2km

After 148.2 kilometres the stage will finish in Valladolid. It is famous for being the first ever stage finish in the Vuelta. In 1935 the first stage of the first Vuelta went from Madrid to Valladolid. Some of the winners include Julián Berrendero, Miguel Poblet (first Spaniard to wear yellow in the Tour), Jean Stablinski, Raymond Poulidor, Sean Kelly, Bernard Hinault, Charly Mottet, Tony Rominger, Erik Zabel and Paolo Bettini.

It is the 34th time that a stage finishes in Valladolid. The town hosts a museum of Christopher Columbus, who died here in 1506.

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