2009 Vuelta a España, Stage 12 to Stage 21

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Overview of the stages

These are the individual stages of the 2009 Vuelta a España, with Stage 12 on 11 September and Stage 21 on 20 September.

Stages[edit]

  • s.t. indicates that the rider crossed the finish line in the same group as the one receiving the time above him, and was therefore credited with the same finishing time.

Stage 12[edit]

11 September 2009 — Almería to Alto de Velefique, 174 km

Coming out of the second rest day, the peloton gets a course with over 3,500 meters in total climbing. It includes two visits to the Alto de Velefique, one coming after 55 km and the other at the finish line. There is another first and a third-category climb on the day.[1][2]

Stage 12 results
Rider Team Time
1  Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Garmin–Slipstream 5h 34' 31"
2  David Garcia (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 1"
3  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 6"
4  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia s.t.
5  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 16"
6  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Valverde finished the stage wearing the golden jersey as general classification leader Caisse d'Epargne s.t.
7  Cadel Evans (AUS) Evans finished the stage wearing the white jersey as combination classification leader Silence–Lotto s.t.
8  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
9  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin–Slipstream s.t.
10  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi s.t.
General classification after stage 12
Rider Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)Valverde retained the golden jersey as general classification leader after this stageValverde was awarded the white jersey as combination classification leader after this stage Caisse d'Epargne 51h 12' 38"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 7"
3  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 18"
4  Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin–Slipstream + 51"
5  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 53"
6  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 03"
7  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 2' 13"
8  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 2' 14"
9  Daniel Navarro (ESP) Astana + 3' 53"
10  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 4' 01"

Stage 13[edit]

12 September 2009 — Berja to Sierra Nevada, 175 km

This is undoubtedly the queen stage of the 2009 Vuelta. The special-category Alto de Sierra Nevada at the finish is, at 2,520 metres, the highest point reached in the race. But it is far from all this course has to offer - the deceptively difficult and steep third-category Alto de Berja comes almost immediately and is followed by the first-category Puerto de la Ragua. The Vuelta has never before gone over the Puerto de la Ragua from this side, and it is more difficult than climbing it from the opposite side. Another first-category climb, the Alto de Monachil, occurs near the end of the stage, though it is essentially just the halfway point to the Alto de Sierra Nevada.[1][3]

Stage 13 results
Rider Team Time
1  David Moncoutie (FRA) Cofidis 5h 09'22"
2  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 52"
3  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Valverde finished the stage wearing the golden jersey as general classification leader Valverde finished the stage wearing the white jersey as combination classification leader Caisse d'Epargne + 1'16"
4  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 1'17"
5  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 1'17"
6  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1'36"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 2'09"
8  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 2'34"
9  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 2'31"
10  Amaël Moinard (FRA) Cofidis + 3'34"
General classification after stage 13
Rider Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)Valverde retained the golden jersey as general classification leader after this stageValverde retained the white jersey as combination classification leader after this stage Caisse d'Epargne 56h 23' 08"
2  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 27"
3  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 1' 02"
4  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 32"
5  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 1' 33"
6  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 2'06"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 5' 02"
8  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 5' 33"
9  Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin–Slipstream + 6' 52"
10  Daniel Navarro (ESP) Astana + 8' 21"

Stage 14[edit]

13 September 2009 — Granada to La Pandera, 157 km

The riders have one more high mountain stage to go through before making it back to flat lands. Two third-category climbs and several uncategorized rises precede another special-category summit stage finish at the Sierra de La Pandera.[1][4]

Stage 14 results
Rider Team Time
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre–NGC 4h 04' 23"
2  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 2' 23"
3  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 3' 08"
4  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 3' 10"
5  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 3' 22"
6  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 3' 26"
7  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 3' 40"
8  Gonzalo Rabuñal (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 3' 46"
9  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 3' 48"
10  Juan José Cobo (ESP) Fuji–Servetto s.t.
General classification after stage 14
Rider Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)Valverde retained the golden jersey as general classification leader after this stageValverde was awarded the green jersey as points classification leader after this stageValverde retained the white jersey as combination classification leader after this stage Caisse d'Epargne 60h 30' 53"
2  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 31"
3  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 10"
4  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 1' 28"
5  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 1' 51"
6  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 1' 54"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 5' 53"
8  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 6' 34"
9  Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin–Slipstream + 8' 28"
10  Juan José Cobo (ESP) Fuji–Servetto + 10' 45"

Stage 15[edit]

14 September 2009 — Jaén to Córdoba, 168 km

This stage is branded as flat, though it begins at about 600 meters in elevation before descending to the valley below. It also includes the second-category Alto del Catorce por Ciento (which, despite its name, does not feature 14% gradients) 20 km from the finish.[1][5]

Stage 15 results
Rider Team Time
1  Lars Boom (NED) Rabobank 4h 12' 56"
2  David Herrero (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 1' 36"
3  Dominik Roels (GER) Team Milram + 1' 44"
4  Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis + 2' 04"
5  Maxim Iglinsky (KAZ) Astana s.t.
6  Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
7  Martin Velits (SVK) Team Milram s.t.
8  Serafín Martínez (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia s.t.
9  Alexander Efimkin (RUS) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
10  Mathieu Ladagnous (FRA) Française des Jeux + 3' 23"
General classification after stage 15
Rider Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)Valverde retained the golden jersey as general classification leader after this stageValverde retained the green jersey as points classification leader after this stageValverde retained the white jersey as combination classification leader after this stage Caisse d'Epargne 65h 08' 50"
2  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 31"
3  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 10"
4  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 1' 28"
5  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 1' 51"
6  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 1' 54"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 5' 53"
8  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 6' 34"
9  Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin–Slipstream + 8' 28"
10  Juan José Cobo (ESP) Fuji–Servetto + 10' 45"

Stage 16[edit]

15 September 2009 — Córdoba to Puertollano, 170 km

This is the easiest stage the peloton will have seen since Catalonia, with only two early third-category climbs to disrupt an otherwise flat overall profile.[1][6]

Stage 16 results
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Greipel finished the stage wearing the green jersey as points classification leader Team Columbia–HTC 4h 50' 44"
2  William Bonnet (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom s.t.
3  Daniele Bennati (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
4  Gerald Ciolek (GER) Team Milram s.t.
5  Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (ESP) Contentpolis–Ampo s.t.
6  Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis s.t.
7  Jurgen Roelandts (BEL) Silence–Lotto s.t.
8  Sébastien Hinault (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
9  Matti Breschel (DEN) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
10  Iñaki Isasi (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi s.t.
General classification after stage 16
Rider Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Valverde retained the golden jersey as general classification leader after this stageValverde retained the white jersey as combination classification leader after this stage Caisse d'Epargne 69h 59' 34"
2  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 31"
3  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 10"
4  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 1' 28"
5  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 1' 51"
6  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 1' 54"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 5' 53"
8  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 6' 34"
9  Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin–Slipstream + 8' 28"
10  Juan José Cobo (ESP) Fuji–Servetto + 10' 45"

Stage 17[edit]

16 September 2009 — Ciudad Real to Talavera de la Reina, 175 km

This stage was thought to be a hard-fought reward for whichever sprinters fought their way through the heights wrought by the Vuelta's second week - it did not feature a single categorized climb. It was expected to see a mass sprint finish.[7]
Contrary to expectations, Française des Jeux's Anthony Roux was able to hold off the chasing peloton to take the win by just a few meters.

Stage 17 results
Rider Team Time
1  Anthony Roux (FRA) Française des Jeux 4h 28' 14"
2  William Bonnet (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom s.t.
3  André Greipel (GER) Greipel finished the stage wearing the green jersey as points classification leader Team Columbia–HTC s.t.
4  Daniele Bennati (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
5  Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (ESP) Contentpolis–Ampo s.t.
6  Jurgen Roelandts (BEL) Silence–Lotto s.t.
7  Sébastien Hinault (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
8  Javier Benítez (ESP) Contentpolis–Ampo s.t.
9  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Lampre–NGC s.t.
10  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil s.t.
General classification after stage 17
Rider Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Valverde retained the golden jersey as general classification leader after this stageValverde retained the white jersey as combination classification leader after this stage Caisse d'Epargne 74h 27' 48"
2  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 31"
3  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 10"
4  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 1' 28"
5  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 1' 51"
6  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 1' 54"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 5' 53"
8  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 6' 34"
9  Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin–Slipstream + 8' 28"
10  Juan José Cobo (ESP) Fuji–Servetto + 10' 45"

Stage 18[edit]

17 September 2009 — Talavera de la Reina to Ávila, 175 km

This course has four categorized climbs, three of which are new to the Vuelta. The selection should take place on the first-category Puerto de Mijares, which comes at the halfway point of the stage.[1][8]

Stage 18 results
Rider Team Time
1  Philip Deignan (IRL) Cervélo TestTeam 4h 19' 14"
2  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas + 3"
3  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 16"
4  Manuel Váquez (ESP) Contentpolis–Ampo + 39"
5  Igor Antón (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 41"
6  Mickaël Chérel (FRA) Française des Jeux + 42"
7  Rein Taaramäe (EST) Cofidis s.t.
8  Rémy Di Gregorio (FRA) Française des Jeux s.t.
9  Jesús Hernández (ESP) Astana s.t.
10  Jesús Del Nero (ESP) Fuji–Servetto s.t.
General classification after stage 18
Rider Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Valverde retained the golden jersey as general classification leader after this stageValverde retained the white jersey as combination classification leader after this stage Caisse d'Epargne 78h 56' 42"
2  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 32"
3  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 10"
4  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 1' 29"
5  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 1' 51"
6  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 1' 55"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 5' 54"
8  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 6' 35"
9  Philip Deignan (IRL) Cervélo TestTeam + 7' 49"
10  Juan José Cobo (ESP) Fuji–Servetto + 10' 46"

Stage 19[edit]

18 September 2009 — Ávila to La Granja de San Ildefonso, 175 km

This is the Vuelta's last mountain stage. It includes two passes over the first-category Puerto de Navacerrada, the second of which crests 17 km from the finish. There is also quite a lot of descending to do on this stage, as the four categorized climbs all begin and end at roughly the same elevation. The finish comes on the descent from the last pass over the Puerto de Navacerrada.[1][9]

Stage 19 results
Rider Team Time
1  Juan José Cobo (ESP) Fuji–Servetto 4h 37' 35"
2  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)Valverde finished the stage wearing the golden jersey as general classification leaderValverde finished the stage holding the white jersey as combination classification leader Caisse d'Epargne + 2"
3  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto s.t.
4  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi s.t.
5  Daniel Moreno (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t.
6  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia s.t.
7  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre–NGC s.t.
8  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
9  Manuel Vázquez (ESP) Contentpolis–Ampo + 1' 34"
10  Rémy Di Gregorio (FRA) Française des Jeux s.t.
General classification after stage 19
Rider Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Valverde retained the golden jersey as general classification leader after this stageValverde retained the white jersey as combination classification leader after this stage Caisse d'Epargne 83h 34' 03"
2  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 26"
3  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 1' 45"
4  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 1' 59"
5  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 2' 11"
6  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 5 ' 30"
7  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 6' 49"
8  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 7' 42"
9  Philip Deignan (IRL) Cervélo TestTeam + 9' 37"
10  Juan José Cobo (ESP) Fuji–Servetto + 10' 40"

Stage 20[edit]

19 September 2009 — Toledo, 26 km (ITT)

The course for the final time trial is flat, with very gentle undulation.[10]

Stage 20 results
Rider Team Time
1  David Millar (GBR) Garmin–Slipstream 35' 53"
2  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 5"
3  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 9"
4  Gustavo César Veloso (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 20"
5  Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas + 30"
6  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Silence–Lotto + 34"
7  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)Valverde finished the stage wearing the golden jersey as general classification leaderValverde finished the stage holding the white jersey as combination classification leader Caisse d'Epargne + 36"
8  David Herrero (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 37"
9  Jesús Del Nero (ESP) Fuji–Servetto + 40"
10  Lieuwe Westra (NED) Vacansoleil + 43"
General classification after stage 20
Rider Team Time
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Valverde retained the golden jersey as general classification leader after this stageValverde retained the white jersey as combination classification leader after this stage Caisse d'Epargne 84h 10' 32"
2  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 55"
3  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 1' 32"
4  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas + 2' 12"
5  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Xacobeo–Galicia + 4' 27"
6  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 6' 40"
7  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 9' 08"
8  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Lampre–NGC + 9' 11"
9  Philip Deignan (IRL) Cervélo TestTeam + 11' 08"
10  Juan José Cobo (ESP) Fuji–Servetto + 11' 27"

Stage 21[edit]

20 September 2009 — Rivas-Vaciamadrid to Madrid, 110 km

The Vuelta ends, by tradition, much like the Tour de France does, with a flat and largely ceremonial road stage. It ends in downtown Madrid at the Plaza de Cibeles.[11]

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