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The squad will have enjoyed a well-deserved day off before facing the first stage in Galicia. Just get through high third rate before reaching the goal Sanxenxo unpublished. It will be a complicated layout suitable for a small group that wants to keep the sprint deciding stage. For the squad will not be easy to control the race on this day and the day of rest could help to all who seek forces have recovered the glory that is crossing the line in first position. Approaching 189 kilometers to go to Madrid and most anticipated stages of the Vuelta 2012. Ponteareas has been out of the Tour and only twice in the last one, the last year, Peter Sagan won the stage





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Talk is talk Ponteareas Festival of Corpus Christi, floral art and solidarity work for a common goal, a task that, year after year, allowing Sunday Corpus, the town dawns with streets transformed into authentic floral tapestries. A job that has earned the recognition of International Tourist Interest.
Ponteareas But is also history, nature and gastronomy. It is, in short, a collection of elements that make it attractive for visitors at any time of year. The Sobroso Castle, in an exceptional state of preservation of the Troña Castro, one of the most important sites of the autonomous region and declared of cultural interest by the Government of Galicia or Tea River Riverwalk included in the Natura 2000 of the European Union, are just three examples of the many attractions that the town has.
Careful cuisine and an extensive network of rural tourism accommodation capable of meeting the needs of discerning travelers, tourist offer as complete a wide as varied.



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Located in a privileged, Sanxenxo Township covers an area of 44 km2 and 17,604 inhabitants, but in the summer months can reach right multiply its population exceeding six receiving approximately 100,000 and 400,000 visitors a year. It is located in the Valley of Salnés, on the north bank of the Ria de Pontevedra and south of the estuary of Arousa.
Sanxenxo In the landscape there are two distinct areas: the interior and the coast. The interior is a succession of gentle undulating valleys favoring a warm microclimate throughout the year. Meanwhile, the coastal zone is a succession of beaches stretching along its 36 km. coast and ends leading into the sea, forming steep cliffs and beautiful, making it wonderful natural viewpoints.
This year 2012 means for Sanxenxo the tenth consecutive year as a municipality with more blue flags of Spain, a total of 17. Of these, 14 ecodistintivos correspond to the beaches, one of the Marina Juan Carlos I, the CN Portonovo another and one Environmental Interpretation Center As Telleiras.
Other natural resources of great interest to the municipality are the Intertidal Umia-O Complex Grove, one of the most important from the environmental point of view of Galicia National Park and the Atlantic Islands, comprising the Islas Cies, Ons, and Sálvora Cortegada.
This combination of beaches and indoor microclimate and hotel infrastructure have may Sanxenxo has become a consolidated destination of " sun and sand ". But also has other important tourist spots that get together in the same town a comprehensive and unique all year round, ideal for visitors looking for a quiet destination and a wide range of activities: dining, sports, leisure , water and wellness tourism, health, holidays and traditions, water sports, golf, cultural tours, ...

Stage 10 is an interesting stage day after the 1st rest day Argos will have a lot of work to do to control the stage - all the teams will be looking at them to make the stage into a sprint stage , so expect the breakaway to be big and/or powerful

My 2 picks for the stage

if a sprint stage

if the breakaway goes the distance

Fignon - In my day, doping methods were derisory and the riders´exploits were massive.
For the last 15 years or so  it has been the other way rond: there is a huge number of ways in which riders can dope, and any exploits are derisory.

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General classification after stage 9
Result
1   Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team   34:44:55   
2   Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling   0:00:53   
3   Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank   0:01:00   
4   Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team   0:01:07   
5   Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team   0:02:01   
6   Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team   0:02:08   
7   Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale   0:02:34   
8   Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi   0:03:07   
9   Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team   0:03:18   
10   Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team   0:03:27   
11   Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD   0:03:40   
12   Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale       
13   Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team   0:03:43   
14   Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling   0:03:54   
15   Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD   0:03:58   
16   Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp   0:04:00   
17   Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale   0:04:02   
18   Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team   0:04:29   
19   Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan   0:04:32   
20   Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team   0:05:24



Points classification
Result
1   Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team   85    pts
2   John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano   76   
3   Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team   76   
4   Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling   51   
5   Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan   50   
6   Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale   47   
7   Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank   46   
8   Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge   45   
9   Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team   41   
10   Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat   37



Mountains classification
Result
1   Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team   21    pts
2   Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team   17   
3   Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge   16   
4   Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team   11   
5   Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne   10   
6   Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team   9   
7   Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank   8   
8   Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep   8   
9   Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling   6   
10   Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia   5



Combination classification
Result
1   Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team   4    pts
2   Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team   8   
3   Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling   15   
4   Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank   17   
5   Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale   36   
6   Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team   44   
7   Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural   73   
8   Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team   88   
9   Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne   90   
10   Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne   91

Teams classification
Result
1   Rabobank Cycling Team   103:45:24   
2   AG2R La Mondiale   0:02:27   
3   Sky Procycling   0:03:26   
4   Katusha Team   0:03:43   
5   Movistar Team   0:05:35   
6   Euskaltel - Euskadi   0:05:40   
7   Lampre - ISD   0:09:12   
8   Radioshack - Nissan   0:09:32   
9   Astana Pro Team   0:12:40   
10   Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team   0:13:25   
11   Caja Rural   0:14:32   
12   Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank   0:21:41   
13   Garmin - Sharp   0:30:58   
14   Cofidis le credit en ligne   0:35:35   
15   Omega Pharma - Quickstep   0:40:29   
16   BMC Racing Team   0:40:58   
17   Liquigas - Cannondale   0:49:20   
18   Lotto Belisol Team   0:52:22   
19   FDJ - Big Mat   1:03:36   
20   Team Argos - Shimano   1:07:54   
21   Andalucia   1:24:03   
22   Orica Greenedge   1:45:55


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What we know
The Vuelta is more exciting
Degenkolb is fast
The TT will reveal a lot
Talansky is the real deal
Gilbert needed that one
No pity for Valverde
Purito might have a chance
Contador is improving
Froome is fading
Nothing is decided

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/08/news/what-we-know-almost-halfway-through-the-vuelta_236536

 

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