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August 19 post: Like last year, this year's Vuelta starts with a team time trial, this time featuring a short tricky 13.5 km course on the Mediterranean shores of Benidorm. Benidorm is a popular holiday destination (read party town) which due to its rise in the building of skyscrapers along its beaches is known as "Manhattan of Spain" or "Beniyork" giving it a distinct look compared to the other Costa Blanca resort towns. -- Steve

Start Times and Order in CET:
17:02 Skil-Shimano
17:06 Garmin-Cervélo
17:10 Quick-Step
17:14 Astana
17:18 Cofidis
17:22 BMC
17:26 Leopard-Trek
17:30 Rabobank
17:34 Vacansoleil-DCM
17:38 RadioShack
17:42 Andalucia-Caja Granada
17:46 Omega Pharma-Lotto
17:50 Saxo Bank-Sungard
17:54 Ag2R-La Mondiale
17:58 Sky
18:02 Lampre-ISD
18:06 Movistar
18:10 Katusha
18:14 HTC-Highroad
18:18 Geox-TMC
18:22 Euskaltel-Euskadi
18:26 Liquigas-Cannondale 
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