La Vuelta 2020

It’s the final Grand Tour of the season and with that, the last opportunity for the pros to bring out their best performances, prove their strengths and claim those end of season, much desired honours.

La Vuelta is typically renowned for being a little less predictable than its French and Italian counterparts. Its relaxed structure most commonly delivering a route that is immensely difficult to control and with that, it continues to bring some of the most thrilling, aggressive and incredibly entertaining racing across the calendar.

To add, Spain is home to some exceptionally daring terrain; its climbs in particular, famous for their punishing, sporadic gradients.

La Vuelta Tour

Challenging, yet unquestionably beautiful, La Vuelta Tour offers an opportunity to experience the best of Spain’s truly stunning landscape; from its glorious mountains, to its mesmerising coastlines.

Our Stuart O’Grady designed La Vuelta 2020 experience is pro hosted, and consists of the perfect combination of cycling and spectating. We’ll have you witnessing the excitement of 5 LIVE stages through the race’s most testing middle week, including a selection of Spain’s most talked about climbs through the Basque Country and the Asturias region; the iconic Alto de l’Angliru, the leader of the pack in terms of sheer toughness and prominence.

This week will undoubtedly be the most entertaining and decisive, including 3 mountain stages, presenting the prime opportunity for contenders to make their mark and go on the attack in a ferocious bid to steal as much of an advantage as is possible leading into the closing stages. Most notably, a punishing back-t0-back Stage 14 and 15…

The challenging routes the pros will be facing will prove game-changing and we’ll be right there in the thick of the action to absorb those crucial race winning moments…

When we’re not tackling Spanish ascents or applauding wildly amongst passionate, likeminded fans, we’ll be taking a step right into the alluring Spanish culture and its traditional, must-experience gastronomic delights. A typical ‘big day out’ on tour rewarded just right with Spanish tapas and sangria, or that much deserved glass of Rioja…

Vamos a La Vuelta a Espana 2020!

Highlights:

  • Witness the excitement of 5 La Vuelta stages LIVE
  • Exclusive opportunity to meet a pro team on their rest day
  • See 3 thrilling summit finishes LIVE
  • See the Stage 10 Start
  • Challenge yourself up incredible Spanish mountain passes: Puerto de Orduña, Alto de Moncalvillo, Alto de San Cipriano, Alto de La Farrapona and the iconic Alto de l’Angliru
  • Hosted by a pro and backed by our our experienced team of staff
  • Enjoy guided, fully supported rides daily
  • Spectator and rider friendly

 

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Day 1

Bienvenido!

August 24, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 35km

Bienvenido – Welcome to Spain and the start of your La Vuelta 2020 experience!

The Mummu Cycling team will meet you at Bilbao airport this morning by 10am, before transferring 1 hour to our hotel in Vitoria-Gasteiz where tomorrow’s Stage 10 start will take place, commencing today’s ‘rest day’.

On arrival, take some time to check in and settle before meeting our team in our allocated bike room who will assist you with setting up, fitting and dialling bikes ahead of this afternoon’s relaxed warm-up ride.

Pre-ride you’ll have opportunity to explore and grab a bite (we are very conveniently located right in the heart of the history-rich city centre, lined with incredible local Basque style tapas bars and beyond…). We’ll then regroup for a welcome briefing to discuss today’s ride and our action packed week at La Vuelta that lies ahead!

Post briefing, you’ll set out on bikes, led by our experienced team of guides and with our support vehicle never far out of sight behind. Today’s ride will be a short loop from the hotel –  just enough to get the legs into gear ahead of some big days on the horizon, get used to our surroundings and check bikes are running smoothly.

On return, freshen up and take some time out before getting set for this evening’s pro team meet and greet.

Here you will have an exclusive opportunity to meet and chat with a professional team on their rest day. This will be an incredible chance to gather some insight into the race happenings so far, gain a greater understanding as to how a pro team operates and the importance of the ‘team behind the team’, get to know some of the sports biggest stars and if you’re lucky, grab a snap or two with them along the way…

We’ll then enjoy a group welcome dinner to get to know one another and toast to the La Vuelta adventure to come!

 

 

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Day 1

Bienvenido!

August 24, 2020

Bienvenido – Welcome to Spain and the start of your La Vuelta 2020 experience!

The Mummu Cycling team will meet you at Bilbao airport this morning by 10am, before transferring 1 hour to our hotel in Vitoria-Gasteiz – the capital city of the Basque Country and where tomorrow’s Stage 10 start will take place, commencing today’s ‘rest day’.

On arrival, take some time to check in and settle before we regroup for a welcome briefing to discuss our action packed week at La Vuelta that lies ahead!

You’ll then have an open window to explore our stunning surroundings as we’re placed right in the heart of the city, rich in history and culture; its medieval quarter just a short walk away featuring the must-see Gothic style, Santa María Cathedral. You’ll also notice the many humming Basque-style tapas bars filled with delicious ‘pintxos to keep you going. And if you’re feeling a little parched, we highly recommend trying the Basque traditional Txakoli ; a slightly sparkling, very dry white wine well worth a taste!

On return, freshen up and take some time out before getting set for this evening’s pro team meet and greet.

Here you will have an exclusive opportunity to meet and chat with a professional team on their rest day. This will be an incredible chance to gather some insight into the race happenings so far, gain a greater understanding as to how a pro team operates and the importance of the ‘team behind the team’, get to know some of the sports biggest stars and if you’re lucky, grab a snap or two with them along the way…

We’ll then enjoy a group welcome dinner to get to know one another and toast to the La Vuelta adventure to come!

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Day 2

Stage 10 Start & Ride the Puerto de Orduña

August 25, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 50km

Today we well and truly step onto the La Vuelta scene as Stage 10 get’s underway a stone’s throw from our hotel in the heart of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Enjoy a relaxed morning and breakfast before preparing for today’s action. We’ll first be setting out to the Stage start to catch a glimpse of the pros tentatively preparing for the race ahead. Be sure to have your cameras ready as we’ll have you close enough to see everything from warm-up’s, to bike prep and pre-race chats.

You’ll then see the Stage start, before preparing for our own ride. Today, we’ll be riding 50km from the Start, to the challenging Category 1 Puerto Orduña that the pros will be contesting twice throughout the 160km long undulating stage.

Enjoy a nice warm-up along rolling roads into the climb. You’ll now have your first opportunity to go head to head with a lengthy Spanish ascent! Now’s your time to go as hard or as gently as you so desire…(we’ll always regroup atop to continue on as a team). The 8km climb averages a testing 7.5%, ascending up to 902m…so it’s safe to say, by the summit you’ll have well and truly awakened your inner climbing self!

At the top of the Orduña we will settle in roadside to await the pros who will no doubt show us how it’s done to perfection as they glide their way up seemingly effortlessly and at mind-blowing speeds. Having just ridden the same ascent, you’ll certainly walk away with a greater appreciation as to just how quickly these guys can move up a climb!

Prepare to get your cheer on for your favourite riders as they crest the summit and go into battle mode in pursuit of the finish line, now within reach with less than 20km to go.

Following a nice taste of La Vuelta mountain madness, we’ll ride/transfer back to the hotel.

This evening will be at your leisure to explore our humming surroundings, enjoy the beautiful medieval city centre and its gastronomic delights – particularly famous for their tapas bars, featuring a great selection of pintxos and traditional Txakoli; a slightly sparkling, very dry white wine well worth a taste!

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Day 2

Stage 10 Start & Ride the Puerto de Orduña

August 25, 2020

Today we well and truly step onto the La Vuelta scene as Stage 10 get’s underway a stone’s throw from our hotel in the heart of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Enjoy a relaxed morning and breakfast before preparing for today’s action. We’ll first be setting out to the Stage start to catch a glimpse of the pros tentatively preparing for the race ahead. Be sure to have your cameras ready as we’ll have you close enough to see everything from warm-up’s, to bike prep and pre-race chats.

You’ll then see the Stage start as the pros set out to tackle an undulating 160km stage.

By now, you’ll have certainly worked up an appetite so we’ll relax in the town square over coffee and a local treat before transferring to the Puerto de Orduña – an 8km climb that will be contested by the pros twice throughout today’s stage.

Atop the Orduña we will settle in roadside to await the riders who will no doubt show us how it’s done to perfection as they glide their way up seemingly effortlessly and at mind-blowing speeds.

Prepare to get your cheer on for your favourite riders as they crest the summit and go into battle mode in pursuit of the finish line, now within reach with less than 20km to go.

Following a nice taste of La Vuelta mountain madness, we’ll transfer back to the hotel.

This evening will be at your leisure to explore our humming surroundings, enjoy the beautiful medieval city centre and its gastronomic delights.

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Day 3

Stage 11 Finish up the Alto de Moncalvillo

August 26, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 30-40km

This morning, following breakfast we will transfer to today’s ride start point along the Stage 11 route in pursuit of the final climb and summit finish up the Alto de Moncalvillo.

We will ride along the official race route 40km out from the finish – a mostly downhill stretch through to the vineyard-dotted surrounds of the La Rioja region, renowned for its world-famous Rioja wine.

Tempting, yes…but for now, keep your eyes on the road as the Alto de Moncalvillo awaits us. The demanding 14.5km mountain pass no easy feat, averaging 6.7% with inclinations between 13-14% in its closing 3km…

Take a moment to think beyond the burn in your legs and appreciate the lively atmosphere that surrounds us as the climb will no doubt by now be lined with excited, enthusiastic fans awaiting the race in full cheer. Perhaps some added motivation to dance your way up to the summit and cross the finish line, arms sky-high!

On arrival to the top, take a moment to sit back and appreciate your efforts over stunning views. Then prepare yourself for an afternoon well spent awaiting the much anticipated dramatic summit finish where the climbers and key contenders will almost certainly be going ballistic up its slopes, in a valiant bid for stage honours and precious seconds.

We’ll have you right there, to witness the action and those final thrilling moments LIVE – so brace yourself for an afternoon to remember!

Concluding a healthy dose of La Vuelta excitement, we will transfer back to Vitoria-Gasteiz. Following a big day out, this evening will be at your leisure to relax and unwind or explore and enjoy that much deserved glass or two of Rioja.

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Day 3

Stage 11 Finish up the Alto de Moncalvillo

August 26, 2020

This morning, following breakfast we will transfer to today’s summit finish up the Alto de Moncalvillo.

On route, we will make a pitstop along the way for a wine tasting in La Rioja – renowned for its world-famous Rioja wine. When in Spain, right?!

Post tasting, we’ll continue on the climb. Take a moment to appreciate the stunning views as we ascend before preparing for an afternoon well spent awaiting the much anticipated dramatic summit finish where the climbers and key contenders will almost certainly be going ballistic up its slopes, in a valiant bid for stage honours and precious seconds.

We’ll have you right there, to witness the action and those final thrilling moments LIVE – so brace yourself for an afternoon to remember!

Concluding a nice dose of La Vuelta excitement, we will transfer back to Vitoria-Gasteiz. Following a big day out, this evening will be at your leisure to relax and unwind or explore.

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Day 4

Beach, bikes and paella

August 27, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 60km

Following a big few days within the La Vuelta bubble, today we’ll take a step away from the madness as we make our way across to Santander.

After breakfast and checkout we will transfer across to the coast to our ride start point along the exquisite Asturian coastline, that runs along the Cantabrian Sea, famously known as the ‘Costa Verde’ – Green Sea.

This truly spectacular stretch of road along the coast will have you taking in all its surreality; from the broad, fine sand beaches, to the cliffs that hang over them dotted with small coves hovering underneath and surrounded by green protected nature reserves. The Asturias region is well regarded for its ‘nature’ and beautiful lush landscape, so take a moment to breathe it all in as you ride along its rolling coastline.

Throughout the ride, we’ll make a pitstop at a seaside restaurant to enjoy that much anticipated paella you’ll by now surely be craving – seafood lovers, rejoice!

We’ll then continue on to complete our 60km coastal ride in Santander – a historic coastal town that lines the beautiful La Magdalena peninsula.

On arrival, check in and refresh before joining us at the bar to enjoy a cold one where we’ll watch the Stage 12 finish and a predicted sprint to the line.

This evening we’ll enjoy a group dinner to toast to the coast and another stellar day in Spain.

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Day 4

Beach, bikes and paella

August 27, 2020

Following a big few days within the La Vuelta bubble, today we’ll take a step away from the madness as we make our way across to Santander.

After breakfast and checkout, we will begin our transfer to the coast.

Along the way, we’ll stop off in Bilbao – one of the Basque country’s greatest treasures, famous for its incredible architecture and stunning surrounding landscapes.

This morning, we’ll be visiting the world-famous Guggenheim museum, renowned for its radical art and architecture; the museum itself one of modern architecture’s most iconic buildings.

We’ll then continue our transfer along the exquisite Asturian coastline, that runs along the Cantabrian Sea, famously known as the ‘Costa Verde’ – Green Sea.

This truly spectacular stretch of road along the coast will have you taking in all its surreality; from the broad, fine sand beaches, to the cliffs that hang over them dotted with small coves hovering underneath and surrounded by green protected nature reserves. The Asturias region is well regarded for its ‘nature’ and beautiful lush landscape, so wind down the window and take a moment to breathe it all in as we travel along its rolling coastline.

Soon enough we’ll meet up with our riding contingent at a seaside restaurant to enjoy that much anticipated paella that by now you’re surely craving – seafood lovers, rejoice!

We’ll then continue on to Santander – a historic coastal town that lines the beautiful La Magdalena peninsula.

On arrival, check in and refresh before joining us at the bar to enjoy a cold one where we’ll watch the Stage 12 finish and a predicted sprint to the line.

This evening we’ll enjoy a group dinner to toast to the coast and another stellar day in Spain.

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Day 5

Stage 13 race viewing on the Alto de San Cipriano

August 28, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 70km

This morning, following breakfast and checkout, it’ll be time to kit up and get set for our 70km ride to the Category 3 climb of Alto de San Cipriano along the Stage 13 race route.

Today’s stage is one for the sprinters – pancake flat with the exception of the 4.8km hump at the 120km mark of the 187km stage, which could certainly prove a test for some of the ‘fast men’!

Following a nice coastal ride out to the climb, enjoy the tame 4.2% gradient up to the top before settling in for some roadside viewing.

Once the pros fly by, we’ll transfer on to Gijon where we’ll be based for the remainder of the tour.

Gijon is the largest city in Asturias, packed with incredible restaurants, cider bars, museums and archaeological sites…

On arrival, take some time to refresh, settle and relax before regathering for this evening’s group dinner.

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Day 5

Stage 13 race viewing on the Alto de San Cipriano

August 28, 2020

This morning, following breakfast and checkout, we’ll then take the morning to explore the beautiful coastal city of Santander and visit the Royal Palace of Magdalena – one of the most talked about sites of civil architecture in northern Spain and crowned by the majestic Magdalena Peninsula.

We will then transfer across to the Category 3 climb of Alto de San Cipriano along the Stage 13 race route where we’ll set up for some roadside race viewing.

Today’s stage is one for the sprinters – pancake flat with the exception of the 4.8km hump at the 120km mark of the 187km stage, which could certainly prove a test for some of the ‘fast men’!

Once the pros fly by, we’ll transfer on to Gijon where we’ll be based for the remainder of the tour.

Gijon is the largest city in Asturias, packed with incredible restaurants, cider bars, museums and archaeological sites…

On arrival, take some time to refresh, settle and relax before regathering for this evening’s group dinner.

 

 

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Day 6

Stage 14 Mountain Madness up the Alto de La Farrapona

August 29, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 50km

This morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast as today will be a big day out in the thick of the Vuelta excitement!

This weekend marks the prime opportunity for contenders to throw down their best performances over back-to-back incredibly mountainous stages. It’s highly predicted that Stage 14 and 15 will be the decisive and most critical stages of the 3 week race, and we’ll be there to witness those winning attacks…

Today, we’ll be transferring to our ride start point that’ll have us cycling over some incredibly picturesque terrain, through stunning natural parks and reserves in hot pursuit of the finish climb of today’s stage – the Alto de La Farrapona.

Today – the pros face a gruelling mountain mad route including one 3rd category opening climb and four 1st category climbs…the 20km long Alto de La Farrapona lying tantalisingly at the finish.

We’ll be tackling the lengthy ascent ourselves, however at a much calmer pace…do not fear – it may be long, but has a fairly relaxed gradient of 5.5% average, so the key will be focusing on getting into your own rhythm and taking some time to enjoy the beautiful scenery as you go.

The atmosphere up the climb will assuredly be all-on as excited spectators line its slopes…take it all in as you make your way up!

Once we summit, it’ll be time to relax, unwind and recover over a picnic lunch as we setup roadside to await the excitement of what is expected to be a serious battle to the line and an EPIC stage to watch live.

Following the finish, we will transfer back to Gijon. This evening will be at your leisure to enjoy the vibrant city centre, or alternatively put your feet up and have an early one following a huge day out!

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Day 6

Stage 14 Mountain Madness up the Alto de La Farrapona

August 29, 2020

This morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast as today will be a big day out in the thick of the La Vuelta excitement!

This weekend marks the prime opportunity for contenders to throw down their best performances over back-to-back incredibly mountainous stages. It’s highly predicted that Stage 14 and 15 will be the decisive and most critical stages of the 3 week race, and we’ll be there to witness those winning attacks…

Before we set out to today’s stage, we’ll pay a visit to the La Laboral City of Culture – a stunning architectural monument on the outskirts of Gijon. Most noteworthy, it is the biggest building in Spain with approximately 270.000 square meters!

We will then transfer on over some incredibly picturesque terrain, through stunning natural parks and reserves in hot pursuit of the finish climb of today’s stage – the Alto de La Farrapona.

Today – the pros face a gruelling mountain mad route including one 3rd category opening climb and four 1st category climbs…the 20km long Alto de La Farrapona lying tantalisingly at the finish.

The atmosphere up the climb will assuredly be all-on as excited spectators line its slopes…take it all in as we make our way up!

Once we summit, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch roadside to await the excitement of what is expected to be a serious battle to the line and an EPIC stage to watch live.

Following the finish, we will transfer back to Gijon. This evening will be at your leisure to enjoy the vibrant city centre, or alternatively relax and unwind!

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Day 7

Conquer the iconic Alto de l'Angliru!

August 30, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 65km

This morning following breakfast, kit up and get set for your final La Vuelta test. The mythical Alto de Angliru calls!

Today we’ll be enjoying a 65km ride on route to the mighty mountain nestled right in the heart of Asturias, surrounded by green and nestled among many other famous Spanish climbs.

For those who don’t know it already, the Angliru is like the ‘Alpe d’huez’ of Spain or the Stelvio Pass of Italy. It’s a real icon and an absolute must to tick off your bucket list!

Well known for its truly majestic scenery, contrasting perfectly alongside its punishingly steep gradients…the 12.5km ascent averages 10% – the first 6km a tame 6% before approaching the first of its hellishly steep ramps of up to 23.5%!

Alberto Contador, winner of the 2008 La Vuelta stage up the Angliru described it as ‘the hardest mountain he has ever climbed – tougher than the likes of Zoncolan because the gradient is so inconsistent….’

Needless to say, you’ll have your work cut out for you – however, do not fear – support will be near and once we approach the base of the climb, you can once again ride within your limits and at a pace that is comfortable for you, in your own time.

Mountain atmosphere will surely be on point, so motivation will no doubt be at an all time high!

Once we summit, we’ll set up roadside to enjoy a much deserved beverage and a picnic lunch as we kick back to witness the thrill of the stage finish where only the best of the best will remain in contention to fight it out for honours atop. Another brutal day for the pros who prior to the Angliru face a cruel additional three Category 1 climbs, and two Category 3’s. So in hindsight – you’ll have it easy!

Following your final dose of La Vuelta action, we will transfer back to Gijon. This evening we’ll enjoy a farewell group dinner to say gracias and salud to one hell of a week on tour.

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Day 7

Conquer the iconic Alto de l'Angliru!

August 30, 2020

This morning enjoy breakfast and a deserved relaxed start before transferring to the mythical Alto de Angliru, located in the heart of the Asturias, surrounded by green and nestled among many other famous Spanish climbs.

For those who don’t know it already, the Angliru is like the ‘Alpe d’huez’ of Spain or the Stelvio Pass of Italy. It’s a real icon and an absolute must see,

Well known for its truly majestic scenery, contrasting perfectly alongside its punishingly steep gradients…the 12.5km ascent averages 10% – the first 6km a tame 6% before approaching the first of its hellishly steep ramps of up to 23.5%!

Alberto Contador, winner of the 2008 La Vuelta stage up the Angliru described it as ‘the hardest mountain he has ever climbed – tougher than the likes of Zoncolan because the gradient is so inconsistent….’

Mountain atmosphere will again surely be on point so take it all in, as well as the stunning backdrop as we make our way up.

Once we summit, we’ll set up roadside to enjoy a beverage and a picnic lunch as we kick back to witness the thrill of the stage finish where only the best of the best will remain in contention to fight it out for honours atop.

Another brutal day for the pros who prior to the Angliru face a cruel additional three Category 1 climbs, and two Category 3’s…

Following your final dose of La Vuelta action, we will transfer back to Gijon. This evening we’ll enjoy a farewell group dinner to say gracias and salud to one hell of a week on tour.

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Day 8

Adios

August 31, 2020 / Difficulty

This morning, following breakfast and checkout we will transfer 3 hours to arrive in Bilbao by midday, before saying adios and cheers to a fantastic La Vuelta experience. We trust you’ve had a memorable tour with Mummu Cycling and hope to have you back with us again soon!

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Day 8

Adios

August 31, 2020

This morning, following breakfast and checkout we will transfer 3 hours to arrive in Bilbao by midday, before saying adios and cheers to a fantastic La Vuelta experience. We trust you’ve had a memorable tour with Mummu Cycling and hope to have you back with us again soon!

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  • 7 nights in premium accommodation
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • 4 group dinners
  • 3 included lunches
  • Ride iconic Spanish climbs, including; the Puerto de Orduña, Alto de Moncalvillo, Alto de San Cipriano, Alto de La Farrapona and the Alto de l’Angliru
  • Exclusive ‘meet & greet’ with a pro team on their rest day
  • Transfers to and from Bilbao
  • See 5 2020 La Vuelta stages live including:
    • Stage 10 Stage Start and up the Puerto de Orduña
    • Stage 11 Finish line up the Alto de Moncalvillo
    • Stage 13 mid-stage atop the Alto de San Cipriano
    • Stage 14 Finish line up the Alto de La Farrapona
    • Stage 15 Finish line up the Alto de l’Angliru
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
  • Support vehicles and ride guide/s on all rides
  • Ride nutrition on all rides (electrolytes, gels/bars + snacks)
  • Mummu Cycling Merchandise Pack valued at over $200
Exclusions
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bike Hire

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La Vuelta 2020

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