Contador Astana stage 16 tour of spain 2008

Two possible routes for the 2009 Vuelta have been leaked to the Spanish press. Both include a race start in Holland and a tough first week in the Pyrenees. The Angliru does not feature.

The Vuelta is usually the last of the three major Tours to unveil its route, normally around December 15th. But this year it would appear organisers are facing a major dilemma, to the point where two completely different routes for the last two weeks are still on the drawing board.

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