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August 23 post: Stage 5 will be a hilly stage through the beautiful Granada and Jaén regions before the very difficult cat 2 finishing climb in Valdepeñas de Jaén. The finish is the same as last year's Stage 4 including the 27% wall just 500m from the line. Euskaltel Euskadi's Igor Antón won this stage last year, but he just lost 1:36 on the stage 4 finish at Sierra Nevada on Tuesday so he isn't likely to repeat. Joaquím Rodríguez (Katusha, 3rd last year) is safe pick for this type of finish. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) should like it as well. — Steve

Big Photos last year's Stage 4 finish in Valdepeñas de Jaénsirotti/reuters