Vuelta to hold team time trial at night

Updated: December 16, 2009, 11:40 AM ET
Associated Press

SEVILLE, Spain -- Organizers of the Spanish Vuelta say next year's race will include a team time trial run at night.

The first "nocturnal" stage will kick off the 65th edition of the Spanish classic, and will send riders on a 10.3-mile leg through the streets of Seville beginning at 9 p.m. local time on Aug. 28.

The 21-leg race will finish in Madrid three weeks and 2,081.6 miles later.

Organizers also said that the leader's jersey will change color from gold to red. Organizers see the red shirt as more "Spanish" and that the gold jersey, first introduced in 1999, was known erroneously as the "yellow shirt."


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