2010 Vuelta a Espana: Rincón de Soto Burgos, 196.0 km


Staff member
Aug 12, 2001
2010 Vuelta a Espana: Rincón de Soto Burgos, 196.0 km

Rincón de Soto is a famous place in La Rioja because of its pears, which have been promoted along many years help to the Vuelta a España. But in 2010 it will be the city itself the leading part due to the start of the 13th stage , a day that will bring the riders until Burgos and that can be considered as “leggbreaker” with its 196 km.

Friday 10th September the riders must climb up to the mountain passes of Pradilla and Valmala, both situatedin the last 60 kilometres. There are no big difficulties, but the constant up and down will surely encourage the adventurers and will make doubt the minds of the sprinters´ teams. This stage will finally be a beautiful duel between the ones who need to go on a spree and the ones that need that this day journey ends in a massive sprint. Because up this day begins the particular “via crucis” for the sprinters, so that it would be very strange that they leave to pass this opportunity.

Website: Web Oficial de la Vuelta a Espaa

Stage Map
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Stage Profile
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General classification before stage 13

1 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 51:37:45
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:45
3 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:01:04
4 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:01:17
5 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:29
6 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne 0:01:57
7 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:02:07
8 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne 0:02:13
9 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:02:30
10 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank


New Member
Aug 2, 2009
So is the red jersey looking as if it's now between Anton and Nibali only or do you think Rodriguez and Mosquera have a chance at making up there (well over) one minute deficits?

This race has had so many different leaders I'm confused and my brain hurts.


Well-Known Member
Feb 3, 2008
Cav got the jump and took a flying lead early on... he's clearly sprinting at a higher level than anyone else these past few stages.

... but the real question is, does he get extra style points and where the hell did he hide ET?