TV Show: Stage 16 of the 2009 La Vuelta A Espana
Air Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Network: Universal Sports (Live Coverage)
Commentators: Steve Schlanger & Todd Gogulski
Files: 2009 La Vuelta A Espana - Stage 16.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 16 DETAILS:
Start And Finish: Córdoba → Puertollano
Distance: 170 km
Stage Profile: The 16th stage, which starts in Cordoba and finishes in Pertollano, will take place on Tuesday 15th September. This time we are almost certain to see a sprint finish and a day of peace for the main favourites to the 2009 Vuelta crown..
The stage, which links Andalucía and Castilla-La Mancha, includes two 3rd-category climbs, Villares and Chimorra, both of which are located early in the route. The final, slightly uphill, kilometres wouldn’t seem to provide a major obstacle to a bunch finish.
Previous editions: Córdoba has hosted 14 stage starts. Puertollano has a less intense, although more concentrated, history in the Vuelta, having hosted finishes every year since 2005. Alessandro Petacchi, Leonardo Duque and Daniele Bennati figure among the list of distinguished winners to claim victory in the city.