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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. 2013 route details now posted.

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News and Updates for Vuelta a Andalucía 2013

Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage

Prologue, Stage 3 and overall winner Movistar's Alejandro VALVERDE (file photo)

The 2013 Podium (photo credit: @VCANDALUCIA/Twitter)
Stage 3 Results and the final GCbiciciclismo
Valverde wins Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Solcyclingnews
Valverde to cut back on racing ahead of Tour challengecyclingnews
Valverde clocks up fourth win in just seven days of racingvelonation
Stage 3 Highlights (20:55 Spanish)tdp
February 19 update: Although Stage 3 features six category climbs including three cat 1s, it ends in a descending finish. If any of the three riders within 12s plan on overthrowing race leader Alejandro Valverde on the last day then they will likely need to win this stage to gain the maximum bonus seconds. Correction... there are no bonus seconds. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage

Full Stage 2 Results and GCbiciciclismo
Hivert repeats at Ruta del Solcyclingnews
Brief Stage 2 Report including the finish (00:24 Dutch) —
Finish photo and brief
Stage 2 Highlights (20:26 Spanish)tdp
Stage 2

Stage 2 finishes in Montilla, a small hill town in Córdoba (photo: Rafael Jiménez)

February 18 update: Stage 2 has three cat 3 climbs in the final 27 km with the last one popping up with just 2.6 km to go. After that the final 2 km are slightly uphill around the streets of Montilla, a small hill town in Córdoba. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage

Full Stage 1 Results and GCbiciciclismo
Hivert takes first stagecyclingnews
Hivert gets stage one ahead of Valverdevelonation
Brief Stage 1 Report including the finish (00:30 Dutch) —
Finish photo and brief reportvelonews
Stage 1 Highlights (14:55 Spanish)tdp
Stage 1
Resumen Etapa 1ª (14:55 Spanish)
February 17 update: Stage 1, at exactly 100 miles in length, gets progressively hilly until the descending finish into Ubrique where the technical last km features a section of 4% for 600m and a flat final 200m. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable

Prologue Post-Race Coverage

Full Prologue Resultsbiciciclismo
Valverde races to prologue victory in Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Del Solvelonation
Valverde wins Ruta del Sol prologuecyclingnews
Alejandro Valverde se estrena en la prólogo de la Vuelta a Andalucí
Graham Watson prologue galleryvelonews
Prologue Highlights (19:08 Spanish)tdp
Prologue Highlights (18:53 Spanish)
February 16 update: A flat, out & back prologue along the San Fernando waterfront. Basically, the same course as last year, but 800m shorter, won by Patrick Gretsch who is racing again this year. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Prologue profile, map and timetable
Prologue Start Order and Timesbiciciclismo

2013 Vuelta a Andalucía Race Preview

February 16 update:
Official Startlist w/ bib numberssteephill

February 12 update:
Valverde Returns To Defend Vuelta A Andalucía Crowncyclingnews

February 7 update:
La Vuelta a Andalucía concluirá en el Rincón de la Victoria - La Opinión de Má

February 5 update:
Igor Antón y Mikel Nieve, líderes en la Vuelta a Andalucíaeitb

January 30 update:
La 59 Vuelta a Andalucía terminará en Rincón de la Victoriaesciclismo

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Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

February 16 update: No live video as usual but nightly highlights on Teledeporte and live text updates. Check back for online highlights and photos. If you see something I've missed then let me know. — Steve
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     delayed video (spanish)
  tv schedule (europe)
Delayed video/highlights every night on Teledeporte and repeated the next morning.
live text updates ES
live text updates EN
The Spanish website Biciciclismo should have latest race updates
 steephill text updates
 official tweets
updates on results, photos and video highlights
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2013 Vuelta a Andalucía Route Map

Route Map (Large Version) — vueltaandalucia
Interactive Route Mapvueltaandalucia

2012 Vuelta a Andalucía Archived Coverage

2011 Vuelta a Andalucía Archived Coverage