Vuelta 2017: Favourites

chris froome - Vuelta 2017 FavouritesIn 2017, Chris Froome complete the Tour de France/Vuelta a España. He did so so gainst a strong field in Spain, featuring the likes of Vincenzo Nibali (2nd), Ilnur Zakarin (3rd), Alberto Contador, Fabio Aru, Romain Bardet, the Yates brothers, Wilco Kelderman, Esteban Chaves, and more. (Slideshow route/profile)

Read about the overall contenders or click links in underneath scheme for the favourites to win individual stages. Obviously, all these articles were written before the start of the race.

Vuelta a España 2017: Favourites

Nr Date Favourites Type
1 Sa 19-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 1st stage Clash of time trial trains TTT
2 Su 20-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 2nd stage Pan-flat sprint party flat
3 Mo 21-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 3rd stage Climbers with descending skills mountains
4 Tu 22-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 4th stage Fast finishers in coastal town flat
5 We 23-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 5th stage Attackers or GC guys on punchy last climb summit finish
6 Th 24-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 6th stage Attackers in hilly stage hilly
7 Fr 25-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 7th stage Chance for late attackers flat
8 Sa 26-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 8th stage Strong descenders after punchy last climb mountains
9 Su 27-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 9th stage Punchers on sharp climb to the line summit finish
Mo 28-8 rest day
10 Tu 29-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 10th stage Attackers with climbing legs and descending skills mountains
11 We 30-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 11th stage Wanted – climbing legs for tough finale summit finish
12 Th 31-8 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 12th stage Attackers with climbing legs and descending skills hilly
13 Fr 1-9 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 13th stage For fast finishers with climbing legs hilly
14 Sa 2-9 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 14th stage For hors catégorie climbers summit finish
15 Su 3-9 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 15th stage For hors catégory climbers II mountains, summit finish
Mo 4-9 rest day
16 Tu 5-9 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 16th stage Second stage victory for Froome? ITT
17 We 6-9 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 17th stage Climb fest on steep Los Machucos summit finish
18 Th 7-9 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 18th stage Hilly race with finale for punchers hilly, summit finish
19 Fr 8-9 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 19th stage Punchers with descending skills and fast legs hilly, flat start
20 Sa 9-9 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 20th stage Demolition workers on the Angliru mountains, summit finish
21 Su 10-9 Vuelta 2017 Favourites 21st stage Fast finishers in Madrid flat

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