TV Show: Stage 19 of the 2009 La Vuelta A Espana
Air Date: Friday, September 18, 2009
Network: Universal Sports (Live Coverage)
Commentators: Steve Schlanger & Todd Gogulski
Files: 2009 La Vuelta A Espana - Stage 19.avi (1.49GB)
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 19 DETAILS:
Start And Finish: Ávila → La Granja Real Fábrica de Cristales
Distance: 180 km
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Stage Profile: The stage on the 18th of September will be both the second and last chance for the climbers. Starting in Ávila, the 19th stage of the Vuelta will finish in La Granja Real Fábrica de Cristales. It does not have a mountain finish, nor will it need it, as there are three major climbs en route, providing sufficient opportunity to break up the bunch.
The 3rd category El León will break the ice before the riders face Navacerrada (9.8 kilometres at 7%), La Morcuera (11.5 kilometres at 5.6%) and Navacerrada once more, this time scaling 11.9 kilometres at 6.3%. The importance of that final climb lies in its proximity to the finish. Any lapse or mistake on behalf of the leaders at this point is sure to give rise to significant time difference on the descent to La Granja. Anybody left behind on the final climb will have to face 18 dangerous downhill and flat kilometers to the finish. The descent, in fact, is almost more dangerous than the climb itself.
Previous editions: Ávila has hosted 22 stage finishes and the national Grand Tour has set off from the walled city on 18 occassions. La Granja de San Ildefonso-Real Fábrica de Cristales will provide for unique racing in 2009.