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63rd Vuelta a España - GT

Spain, August 30 - September 21, 2008

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Stage 6 - September 4: Ciudad Real - Toledo, 150.1km

Stage 6 will be the final opportunity for the sprinters or non-mountain goats breakaway specialist to try to go for stage glory. Afterwards, the mountains will be waiting. Today, only the category three Alto de Arisgotas will stand in the way, but it won't change much for the sprinters.

The riders will have to conquer 150.1 kilometres before they arrive in this UNESCO World Heritage site (for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire). The riders will get to enjoy the city for a day, as the first rest day will be held here. Then again, the rest day isn't all that restful with riders trying to loosen their legs while also having to travel to Barbastro. And many will be too preoccupied with the mountains ahead to care for some culture in central Spain.

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