1 Monday, March 23rd 168 km 
Paredes de NavaBaltanás
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2 Tuesday, March 24th 28 km 
PalenciaPalencia TT
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3 Wednesday, March 25th 156 km 
SahagúnEstación Invernal de San Isidro
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4 Thursday, March 26th 145 km 
Santa María del Páramo → Galende-Laguna de Pece
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5 Friday, March 27th 152 km 
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  Total Distance 654 km 

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2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León Teams
Team Rosters and Withdrawals

News and Updates for Vuelta a Castilla y León 2009

Stage 5 results: Valvarde wins the final stage; Levi seals up the overall

Stage 5 results
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
2 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
3 José Joaquín Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
4 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
5 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD

General classification after stage 5
1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                        
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana                           0.16
3 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream                 0.22
4 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank                             0.49
5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                            0.54
Full Results...coming — cyclingnews
  Last 2 Km (Spanish commentary) — tdp
Leipheimer wins Castilla, as Zabriskie is third and Valverde wins finalevelonews
Levi and Alberto on the podium: 1-2
Valverde pone el cierre (Highlights) — rtve.es
Lepheimer logra la victoria final en una etapa que se adjudicó Valverdeas

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March 27 update: Stage 5 looks like a ceremonial stage. Ie. Levi should have this race locked up and there should be a (uphill) sprint finish today. Both Levi and Dave Z were on the podium together last month at the Tour of California as well. By the way, there have only been three withdrawals all week with Lance Armstrong being one of them.

Feel free to send in additional sources for live video or tv coverage as they become known. — Steve

Start Time: Friday 12:42 PM CET ();
Earliest live video: 3:30 PM CET ();
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Approximate Finish: 4:30 PM CET ()

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Stage 4 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto wins the queen stage

Stage 4 results
1 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                     0.08

General classification after stage 4
1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                        12.15.38
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana                           0.16
3 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream                 0.22
4 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank                             0.49
5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                            0.54
6 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur                    1.51
7 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam                   1.53
8 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                 2.01
9 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne               2.07
10 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                     2.45
Full Resultscyclingnews
  Last 2 Km (Spanish commentary) — tdp
Juan José Cobo gana la cuarta etapa y Leipheimer sigue líderas
Juan José Cobo se adjudica la cuarta etapa de la Vuelta a Castilla y León (Highlights) — rtve.es
Cobo wins, Leipheimer defends leadvelonews
Las fotos de la 4ª etapabiciciclismo
Graham Watson Stage 4 Photosgrahamwatson
Zabriskie attacks at Castilla y Leon, stage 4slipstreamsports
Leipheimer Takes Lead into Final Stageastana-cyclingteam
  Post-Op Interview with Lancelivestrong
  Stage 4 Highlights (English) — sbs

Stage 3 Valverde wins the power uphill finish at Estación Inv. De San Isiro

Stage 3 results
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
2 Rubén Plaza (Spa) Liberty Seguros
3 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 

General classification after stage 3
1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                               
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana                           0.16
3 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream                 0.22
Full Resultscyclingnews
Alejandro Valverde se impone en el Alto de San Isidroas
Valverde nails the stage, Leipheimer keeps the leadvelonews
high-res victory salute
Valverde también enseña sus galones (Highlights) — rtve.es
  Last Km (French commentary) — sport+
  Last 200m (Spanish commentary) — tvcyl
  Contador (in English) and Levi interviews re: Lancesbs
thanks to Ricardo Andrade for emailing in links to several of the clips
Lance Armstrong, Post-Surgery Updateastana-cyclingteam
Graham Watson Stage 3 Photosgrahamwatson
Stage 3 Highlights (English) — sbs

Stage 2: Levi maintains his Tour of California winning TT form

Stage 2 results
1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                  33.17
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana                  0.18
3 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream        0.22
4 Denis Menchov (Spa) Rabobank                   0.55
Full Resultscyclingnews
TT Photosgetty
  TT Highlightsrtve.es
  TT Post Race Wrap Uptdp
Lepheimer gana la contrarreloj y lidera la generalas
Graham Watson Stage 2 Photosgrahamwatson
TT Highlightssbs

Stage 1 results overshadowed by Armstrong's broken collarbone

@johanbruyneel: Crash update on Lance from Castilla y Leon: Clean collarbone fracture without complications. Should be fast recovery.
Stage 1 results
1 Joaquín Sobrino (Burgos Monumental)
2 David Vitora (Rock Racing) m.t.
3 Jose Joaquín Rojas (Caisse d'Epargne) m.t.
4 Rubén Pérez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) m.t.
5 Manuel Cardoso (Liberty) m.t.
6 Hans Dekker (Garmin) m.t.
7 Juan Fco. Mouron (Xacobeo) m.t.
high-res victory salute and stage 1 photos
Lance in the ditch stills
Full Resultscyclingnews
Victoria de Sobrino (Burgos), Armstrong con probable clavícula rotabiciciclismo
Armstrong crashes out of Castilla y Leóncyclingnews
Armstrong se cae y podría sufrir fractura de clavículaas
  Armstrong dice adiós por una caída (ie: Lance in the ditch) — rtve.es
(thanks Roger P. for sending this link)
Armstrong crashes out of Castilla y León: "I feel miserable right now" — velonews
  Stage 1 Highlightssbs
Stage 1 Photosgetty
Graham Watson Stage 1 Photosgrahamwatson

Last Kmtdp
March 23 update: Rosters are now official. Minor changes to provisional rosters posted earlier. Francisco Mancebo replaces Tyler Hamilton as the team leader for Rock Racing.

Race Preview

March 20 update:
Early-season appetiser on offer in Castillacyclingnews
Contador: Castilla not a test for Tourvelonews
Contador relaxed for Castillasbs.au

Official rosters are now up

March 18 update: Full rosters with bib numbers and country sort option are now up.
Two ways to view the startlist:

Overlapping the Vuelta a Castilla y León this week is Coppi e Bartali running March 24-28th in Northern Italy.
March 17 update: Vuelta a Castilla y León (Tour of Castile and Leon) is a midweek cycling stage race held in the Castilla y León region of Northern Spain. If you haven't already heard, Astana will be sending five riders from their A-squad (Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador, Levi Leipheimer, Chechu Rubiera, Haimar Zubeldia) to this second-tier (2.1HC) stage race so the event is generating more interest than usual. There will be two Americian based teams, Garmin and Rock Racing, at this event as well. The five day race runs March 23-27th and features a variety of stages including an individual time-trial and two mountain/uphill finishes. See the race summary table for all the stage maps, profiles and timetables.

Check back for official team rosters, tv schedules and live streaming video as the race draws closer. During the event links to results, photos and video will be posted. — Steve

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Lance launches friendly fire: Armstrong offers his views on Astana colleague Contador — skysports
Armstrong offers to teach Contador how to relaxreuters

The Official 2009 Route Map (mapa de la ruta/pista y etapas) ... coming