TV Show: Stage 7 of the 2009 La Vuelta A Espana
Air Date: Saturday, September 5, 2009
Network: Universal Sports (Live Coverage)
Commentators: Steve Schlanger & Todd Gogulski
Files: 2009 La Vuelta A Espana - Stage 7.avi (1.63GB)
Video Codec : 2-pass XviD (.AVI extension)
Video Datarate : 2318 kbps
Video Framerate : 29 fps
Resolution : 480 x 320p
Audio Codec : MP3; Stereo; 160 kbps
STAGE 7 DETAILS:
Start And Finish: Valencia → Valencia
Distance: 30 km
Stage Profile: The Vuelta´s second time trial will take place on Saturday 5th September on another circuit that unites the motor sport's fat slicks with cycling's slim tubs. This time, Valencia will be play host to a stage that starts and finishes on the city’s Formula 1 street circuit, a similar sceanrio to the first day’s stage in Assen.
This seventh stage is completely flat, 30-km individual effort. The first rider is scheduled to start at 13.20, whilst the last competitor is to finish around 17.30 (the scheduled finish time for practically all of the stages). The time-trial course, which takes the riders from Valencia to El Saler and back to Valencia, is ideal for the most powerful men capable of turning 55-teeth chainwheels and 11-teeth sprockets.
Previous editions: Valencia has hosted stage starts and finishes on more than 30 occasions. The most recent stage finish (2004) saw a bunch sprint which was won by Alessandro Petacci, while 1987’s individual time-trial was won by Irishman Sean Kelly.