Vuelta 2012, Stage 21: Cercedilla-Madrid (115,0 km)

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The last stage with a 10 laps around a circuit




Contador has won the Vuelta, Clarke KOM, Movistar Team the Teams standings and Valverde and Purito are battling for points and all-round jerseys, Purito has the advantage in both.


The stage is short and flat (about 60 km of race in Madrid city) and Degenkolb, Swift and Bennati should be the favourites.


After that the final ceremony will be at cibeles (famous because Real Madrid's celebrations).

 
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the asian said:
That's what I'm wishing too, though it wouldn't be too awful if it's done in reverse.
This circuit it's basically to show the city, despite there are better streets IMO.

A road race and TT will have different locations, as you see there are high mountains at 60 km from Madrid for example.
 
Hitch @ somewhere else said:
This is the procession through Madrid where the 3 top riders will drink champagne as friends, likely include the 4th placed rider just to show that there were non spanish riders in the race too, and then follow wheels for 50k around a &#8220]

Ah so apparently we won't see it :(
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Someone said it happens here as well, hitch I think
Ye,it happens.But we likely wont have live pictures:mad:.I wanna see Alberto and his amigos with a glass of champagne:)
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Yeah we will only have live pictures from 16.00 :mad: Why can't they just broadcast the entire stage, it's just 100 km :mad:
If the champagne issue exist, pictures/videos gonna exist as well;)
 
Will be interesting to see whether Valverde can steal the points jersey from Purito. In that case it'd be the second year in a row in which Purito loses the Vuelta's points jersey on the last day.

If not, he'll have won the points jersey+podium in two GT's in the same year. I assume that's a rather rare feat!
 

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