Ryder Hesjedal, Alessandro De Marchi and Winner Anacona are the only riders taking an early break to Victory this Vuelta. They both are in good form and have the confidence to do their magic again.
Furthermore we have the GC men. They are battling for every second and odds are on it will be no different in stage 19, making an early break a tricky business. Movistar is a likely team to control the race in favor of Valverde – contrary to Froome The Unbeaten is a spectacular descender. Yesterday the Brit took the Spaniard by suprise with attacking on the closing climb, don’t be surprised it will be the other way around today with Valverde attacking on the final descent and grabbing bonification seconds plus the stage win.
Vuelta 2014 stage 19: Images and more
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