Organisers of the Vuelta a Espana have unveiled the full route of the 2010 race, starting in Seville on Saturday, August 28 and concluding in Madrid on Sunday, September 19.

Nine mountain stages are included in the 21 days of racing, pointing towards another Vuelta for the climbers.

The mountains come early too, stage three from Marbella to Malaga (156km) includes three categorised climbs, two of which are first category.

Just two time trial stages are included: the opening 16.5km stage one team time trial in Seville, and an individual 46km test against the clock on stage 17.

The route covers a total distance of 3,337.9km.

The 2009 edition of the race was won by Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d’Epargne).

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Vuelta a Espana 2010

Saturday Aug 28 Stage 1 16.5km Sevilla-Sevilla TTT

Sunday Aug 29 Stage 2 173km Alcalá de Guadaíra-Marbella

Monday Aug 30 Stage 3 156km Marbella-Málaga

Tuesday Aug 31 Stage 4 177km Málaga-Valdepeñas de Jaén

Wednesday Sep 1 Stage 5 194km Guadix-Lorca

Thursday Sep 2 Stage 6 144km Caravaca de Cruz-Murcia

Friday Sep 3 Stage 7 170km Murcia-Orihuela

Saturday Sep 4 Stage 8 188.8km Villena-Xorret del Catí

Sunday Sep 5 Stage 9 187km Calpe-Alcoy

Monday Sep 6 REST DAY Descanso Traslado

Tuesday Sep 7 Stage 10 173.7km Tarragona-Vilanova i la Geltrú

Wednesday Sep 8 Stage 11 208km Vilanova i la Geltrú-Andorra (Vallnord / sector Pal)

Thursday Sep 9 Stage 12 175km Andorra la Vella-Lleida

Friday Sep 10 Stage 13 193.7km Rincón de Soto-Burgos

Saturday Sep 11 Stage 14 178.8km Burgos-Peña Cabarga

Sunday Sep 12 Stage 15 170km Solares-Lagos de Covadonga

Monday Sep 13 Stage 16 179.3km Gijón-Cotobello

Tuesday Sep 14 REST DAY Descanso Traslado

Wednesday Sep 15 Stage 17 46km Peñafiel-Peñafiel ITT

Thursday Sep 16 Stage 18 153km Valladolid-Salamanca

Friday Sep 17 Stage 19 200km Piedrahita-Toledo

Saturday Sep 18 Stage 20 168.8km “San Martín de Valdeiglesias-Bola del MundoEtapa 7 Estrellas Comunidad de Madrid”

Sunday Sep 19 Stage 21 100km San Sebastián de los Reyes-Madrid

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Vuelta a Espana 2010 map

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