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55th Vuelta a España - Grand Tour

Spain, August 26 - September 17, 2000

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Stage 6 - August 31: Benidorm-Valencia, 155.5 km

The next few stages follow the Spanish coastline with the first being a 155.5 kilometre flattish run from Benidorm to Valencia. There is only one category three climb (Alto de les Planes at kilometre 47) so the sprinters should have it their own way again.

Both Benidorm and Valencia are famous for their beaches and variety of foods and restaurants. Benidorm derives a good deal of its cuisine from Arabic influences, with rice cooked with pumpkin, salmon, and spinach being an example. Valencia was founded in Roman times and had influences of Muslim, Visigoth, and Aragonese culture. During the 15th and 16th centuries, Valencia became one of the great economic powers of the Mediterranean, and is presently one of the most important Spanish cities in that respect. Its climate is typically cool to mild (average 17 celsius, 70% humidity) and enjoys a good deal of sun throughout the year.

Start time: 13:33
Estimated finish time: 17:15

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Past Winners in Córdoba

1935 Max Bulla (Aut)
1936 Antonio Bertola (Spa)
1941 Antonio-Andrés Sancho (Spa)
1942 José Jabardo (Spa)
1945 Miguel Gual (Spa)
1946 Antonio Fombellida (Spa)
1948 Dalmacio Langarica (Ita)
1950 Antonio Sanchez (Spa)
1955 Pierino Baffi (Ita)
1956 Rik Van Steenbergen (Bel)
1957 Rino Benedetti (Ita)
1958 Rik Van Looy (Bel)
1961 Angelo Soler (Spa)
1962 Nino Defilippis (Ita)
1963 Seamus Elliott (Irl)
1966 José-Antonio Moméne (Spa)
1967 Gerben Karstens (Ned)
1968 Pietro Guerra (Ita) & Ramon Saez (Spa)
1984 Noél Dejonckherre (Bel)
1987 Paolo Rosola (Ita) & Sean Kelly (Irl)
1991 Jean-Paul Van Poppel (Ned)
1993 Djamolidin Abdujaparov (Uzb)
1994 Jean-Paul Van Poppel (2) (Ned)
1995 Marcel Wüst (Ger)
1996 Biagio Conte (Ita)
1998 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita)
1999 Vjatcheslav Ekimov (Rus)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl, Berlin 


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