Froome vs Contador vs Quintana... Three of the greatest Grand Tour riders in the peloton will face-off in Spain for the Vuelta a España. Who will win?
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The 2016 Vuelta a España runs starts on Saturday 20th August and finishes 21 stages later in Madrid on Sunday 11th September.
In recent years, the Vuelta has been one of the harder Grand Tours and this week is no different with flat stages (and, incidentally sprinters) few and far between. The race is dominated, then, by the hillier stages, of which there are 12. A few of the riders might disagree there – some of the 'Flat' stages look pretty hilly too.
This means that the race will be very hard to call. Alejandro Valverde could be a favourite, although he will be starting his 3rd Grand Tour of the season. Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, Alberto Contador, Esteban Chaves, Steven Kruijswijk and Tejay van Garderen will all be in attendance, making it the most stacked Grand Tour field of the season – alongside the last chance saloon for some.
Who's going to win, then? Let us know down in the comments.
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