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As the third and final Grand Tour of the 2013 season, the Vuelta a Espana provided us with some compelling racing and produced an unlikely winner in 41-year-old American Chris Horner.

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The 2013 Vuelta a Espana concluded with a second stage victory for young Australian Orica-GreenEDGE cyclist Michael Matthews, and the general classification won by veteran American Radioshack-Leopard cyclist Christopher Horner.

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A gruelling 2013 Vuelta a Espana concludes today with a 109.6km stage from the city of Leganés to the centre of Madrid. It is a rather featureless day suited to the sprinters, but how often have people stated that before this Vuelta. Join us for live updates from 12.00am AEST.

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The penultimate stage of the 2013 Vuelta a Espana ends with arguably the most daunting climb world cycling, the 1550m Alto de l’Angliru.

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La Vuelta a Espana reaches her penultimate stage and arguably the Queen Stage of the 2013 race route, in my opinion, with the peloton journeying 142.2 kilometres from the city of Avilés to the infamous Hors catégorie Alto de L’Angliru.

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Stage 19 of this thrilling Vuelta a Espana saw Christopher Horner once again break the resolve of Vincenzo Nibali to reverse his three second time deficit, steal the leader’s red jersey and establish a three second gap to the Italian.

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The 2013 Vuelta a Espana resumes with a stage that looks set to be decided by a breakaway with an opportunity for the Maillot Rojo to change shoulders. Join us for live updates from 12.00am AEST.

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La Vuelta a Espana journeys to the Principality of Asturias and the city of Oviedo, capital city of the Principality and hometown of Euskaltel-Euskadi cyclist Sammuel Sanchez.

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The 2013 Vuelta a Espana resumes after the second rest day with a stage nominally for the sprinters, but with the opportunists poised to ruin the day as the peloton journeys 189km from Calahorra to Burgos. Join us for live updates from 12.00am AEST.

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After a rest day to recharge the batteries, the 2013 Vuelta a Espana recommences with a 189km stage from Calahorra to Burgos. On paper this should be the penultimate sprint stage before la Vuelta’s conclusion in Madrid.

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Despite previously appearing impervious to encountering trouble, Stage 16 of La Vuelta a Espana bore witness to some cracks opening up in Vincenzo Nibali’s armour.

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The 2013 Vuelta a Espana continues its voyage through the Pyrenees with yet another mountain stage. As the peloton journey 146.8km from Graus to Sallent de Gállego – Aramón Formigal, for yet another summit finish. Join us for live updates from 12.00am AEST.

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A challenging Stage 15 eventually saw no changes in the make-up of the general classification of the Vuelta a Espana, with Vincenzo Nibali, Christopher Horner, and Alejandro Valverde finishing together.

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Stage 15 of the 2013 Vuelta a Espana is the second and longest in the Pyrenees at a punishing 230km from Andorra to Peyragudes. We’ll have live updates from midnight.

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La Vuelta a Espana continues the hurt, as the race travels from Andorra and in to France to utilise the Peyragudes mountain pass.

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Stage 14 of the 2013 Vuelta a Espana sees the riders enter the majestic Pyrenees and tackle the 164km journey from the town of Baga to the summit of the Collada de la Gallina.

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After two transition stages, la Vuelta a Espana reaches the Pyrenees to commence three gruelling stages through both the Spanish and French sides of the infamous mountain range.

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The 2013 La Vuelta a Espana continued overnight, this time with a 169 kilometre long medium mountain stage from Valls to Castelldefels. It was a day of rolling terrain, and it was certainly one where a break could succeed should they put their mind to it.

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For the second day in a row, the 2013 Vuelta a Espana presents an opportunity for the sprinters, if they can survive the category 1 Alto de Rat Penat, which comes 50km before the finish.

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The 2013 Vuelta a Espana recommences after the first of two scheduled rest days. As the peloton tackle the 38.8km Individual Time Trial from Tarazona to Tarazona. Join us for live updates from 12.00am AEST.

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