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Vuelta a Andalucía aka Ruta del Sol ("Route of the Sun"): a spring tune-up in one of the most picturesque areas of Spain. 2012 route details now posted.

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News and Updates for Vuelta a Andalucía 2012

Valverde wins Vuelta a Andalucia; Moreno victorious on final stagecyclingnews
Dani Moreno takes final stage as Alejandro Valverde secures overallvelonation
Full Resultsbiciciclismo
RadioShack-Nissan claims another team win in Andalucia cyclingnews
 Stage 4 photoscyclingnews
 Stage 4 photosvueltaandalucia
 Stage 4 Brief Highlights (00:37 Flemish) —

February 22 update: Unlike last year's race, we should have an exciting conclusion to this year's Vuelta a Andalucía with five riders within 15 seconds of the lead and a hilltop finish to cap things off. Stage 4 is a short, hilly romp around Jaén which is often featured in the Vuelta a Espana. These photos show how scenic and hilly the area is. The climb to the finish in La Guardia de Jaén, a small old Roman village, averages over 8% for the final 1.8 km with the last 100m being over 10%. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve
Un fin de fiesta explosivo en La Guardiabiciciclismo
 Málaga - Valdepeñas de Jaén Stage from the 2010 Vuelta a Espanasirotti/reuters

Last 3 Km Profile

Full/Official Stage 3
Oscar Freire gets his usual victory on stage three velonation
Freire prevails in Las Gabias cyclingnews
 Stage 3 photoscyclingnews
 Stage 3 photosvueltaandalucia
 Stage 3 Brief Highlights (00:35 Flemish) —
February 19 update: A rolling stage with a gradual downhill to flat finish that should end in a sprint finish. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve

Stage 2 results and reports

Full/Official Stage 2
Valverde victorious atop Alto del Santuario cyclingnews
Alejandro Valverde climbs into the lead velonation
 Stage 2 photoscyclingnews
 Stage 2 photosvueltaandalucia
Alejandro Valverde: "Es una victoria muy importante"esciclismo
 Stage 2 Brief Highlights (00:56 Flemish) —
February 20 update: This is a rolling-hilly stage that ends in an uphill finish. It gains 200m in the final three kms, as you can see below, for an average grade of 6.5%. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve
La etapa reina de la Vuelta a Andalucía, al detalle: Un festín montañoso sólo para ‘gourmets’biciciclismo

Stage 1 results

Full/Official Stage 1
Stage 1 results and report cyclingnews
 Stage 1 photoscyclingnews
 Stage 1 photosvueltaandalucia
 Ramírez Abeja: "El esfuerzo tuvo la recompensa de una victoria soñada"esciclismo
 Luis Ángel Maté: "He subido al podio con tres maillots distintos, pero me ha faltado la victoria"esciclismo
February 19 update: A hilly-flat stage with a 3% uphill sprint finish. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve

Prologue results

Prologue reults and report cyclingnews
Online 1ª etapa Vuelta Andalucía: Gretsch gana la crono biciciclismo
 Prologue photosvueltaandalucia
February 18 update: A flat, straight prologue. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve
Stage 1 ITT Start Order and Timestwitdoc
Official startlist now postedsteephill

2012 Vuelta a Andalucía Preview

February 22 update:
February 15 update:
Samuel Sánchez to kick off 2012 in la Vuelta a Andalucia velonation
February 12 update:
VUELTA ANDALUCÍA La participación se cierra con 16 equipos y 112 corredoresdiariovasco
Alejandro Valverde liderará al Movistar Team en la Vuelta a Andalucía ainformacion

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Live Streaming Video and TV Coverage

February 20 update: No live video coverage for Vuelta a Andalucía 2012, but there are highlights later each day. — Steve
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   delayed video (spanish)
  tv schedule (europe)
Delayed video/highlights at 16:00 CET for the previous stage. They are only 15 minutes long so don't be late. Rebroadcast of Highlights at 02:00 CET on CanalSur
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2012 Vuelta a Andalucía Route Map

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