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You might have thought a Tour of Spain route which started in pancake-flat northern Holland, as it does in 2009, would favour the time triallists. But you couldn't have been more wrong.

In a thankfully brief Tour of Spain presentation broadcast live on state television on Wednesday, it emerged that the 2009 race route would include no fewer than five mountain top finishes. And that?s even though both the Pyrenees and the Angliru are off the menu.

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1Assen-Assen ITT4.5 km
2Assen-Emmen202 km
3Zutphen-Venlo184 km
4Venlo-Lieja223 km
5Tarragona-Vinaroz174 km
6Xativa-Xativa185.7 km
7Valencia-Valencia ITT30 km
8Alzira-Alto de Aitana206 km
9Alcoi-Xorret de Cati186 km
10Alicante-Murcia162 km
11Murcia-Caravaca de la Cruz191 km
12Almeria-Alto de Velefique174.5 km
13Bejar-Alto de Sierra Nevada175 km
14Granada-La Pandera157 km
15Jaén-Córdoba168 km
16Córdoba-Puertollano170.3 km
17Ciudad Real-Talavera de la Reina175 km
18Talavera de la Reina-Avila187 km
19Avila-Segovia188 km
20Toledo-Toledo ITT26 km
21Rivas-Madrid110 km

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