TV Show: Stage 15 of the 2009 La Vuelta A Espana
Air Date: Monday, September 14, 2009
Network: Universal Sports (Live Coverage)
Commentators: Steve Schlanger & Todd Gogulski
Files: 2009 La Vuelta A Espana - Stage 15.avi (1.58GB)
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 15 DETAILS:
Start And Finish: Jaén → Córdoba
Distance: 168 km
Stage Profile: Monday 14th September sees the riders enjoying a well-deserved break after three consecutive stages with mountain finishes. However, their rest will be relative, given that the route between Jaén and Córdoba would not seem to be the most appropriate for the sprinters. The stage covers a total of 167 kilometres.
The stage itself has been designed by and for cycling fans, with two laps of Córdoba before the stage finish and, therefore, with climbs of to San Jerónimo (2nd Category,), which has proved on previous occasions to be no mean obstacle for the sprinters. The summit is located just over 10 kilometres from the finish. Even the GC favourites will have their options at the finish.
Previous editions: Jaén has hosted nine stage starts, whilst Cordoba has hosted 17 stage finishes. The most recent stage to finish in Córdoba also started in Jaén. This was in 2008 and was won by Tom Boonen. This year, however, the finish is more challenging and the riders will arrive with a lot less strength than on the previous ocassion.