Vuelta 2014: Favourites stage 7 - Up to the puncheurs

Daniel MartinUp and down and up and down and up and down again, that's the face of today's stage. Wanted: the type of rider who feels at his place in Amstel Gold Race and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The finish line is at the end of a short climb. Sagan or Gilbert or...? (Slideshow route/profile)

The finale is a 6,6 kilometres climb at 3,3%, a terrain for men like Gilbert and Sagan. The Walloon took five stages in three appearances in Spain, whilst the Slovak was thrice victorious in a one time appearance. Until now he was a little bleak in Spain, but with the World Championships in Ponferrada around the corner Sagan should be up for recovery by now.

Other riders who will be eyeing up a stage win in Alcaudete are Liege-Bastognne-Liege specialist Daniel Martin along with old warriors Alejandro Valverde and Cadel Evans. Valverde was brilliant in yesterday’s stage to Cumbres Verdes. Is he up for spectacle again?


Philippe Gilbert
Peter Sagan
Daniel Martin

Alejandro Valverde
Cadel Evans

Vuelta 2014 stage 7: Images and more

Click on the images to zoom

Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles
The Route - Vuelta 2014 Riders and teams - Vuelta 2014 Withdrawals - Vuelta 2014 Favourites - Vuelta 2014 Favourites - Vuelta 2014
More articles
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!