Ruta del Sol 2016: Favourites

Ruta del Sol Favourite wout poels Ruta del Sol, aka Vuelta a Andalucia, is one of the first stage races on European soil. Played out in the deep south of Spain, the race features a plentitude of climbs. Cyclingstage.com takes a closer look at the GC favourites in the 2016 Ruta de Sol. (Slideshow route/profile)

The 2015 Ruta del Sol brought a titanic clash between Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, with the Briton winning by a tiny 2 seconds margin. The race – also known as the Vuelta a Andalucía, or the Tour of Andalucia – is feared and loved for the intense climbing, bringing us to this list of major contenders.

Mikel Landa dropped out at the eleventh hour due to ilness. Wout Poels, winner in the Vuelta a Valencia, now leads Team Sky.

Favourites Ruta del Sol 2016:

*** Wout Poels, Rafal Majka, Alejandro Valverde, Tejay van Garderen
** Bauke Mollema, Steven Kruijswijk
* Wilco Kelderman, Roman Kreuziger, Tim Wellens

Ruta del Sol 2016: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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  • Richard Wood says:

    i like the look of your site that gives very clear information about the Ruta del Sol race soon due to start the european season .

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