Vuelta 2017: Favourites

chris froome - Vuelta 2017 FavouritesThe 2017 Vuelta a España boasts an impressive startlist. After riding the Giro and the Tour de France title holder Nairo Quintana skips the most mountainous Grand Tour of the season, yet most other world class GC contenders line up. Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador, Fabio Aru, Romain Bardet, the Yates brothers – they are all there. (Slideshow route/profile)

Read about the GC contenders in the 2017 Vuelta a España 2017, and click underneath scheme for the favourites to win the respective stages.

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 strong descent 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 flat
14 Sa 2-9 summit finish
15 Su 3-9 mountains, summit finish
Mo 4-9 rest day
16 Tu 5-9 ITT
17 We 6-9 summit finish
18 Th 7-9 hilly, summit finish
19 Fr 8-9 hilly, flat start
20 Sa 9-9 mountains, summit finish
21 Su 10-9 flat

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