Vuelta 2015 Favourites stage 18: Brilliant descenders like Valverde

Alejandro ValverdeTypical Spanish with hill galore, or should we call it a rolling Spanish landscape? Anyway, stage 18 never gets too steep. With 13 kilometres left Puerto de la Quesera is crested and then the riders will fly to the finish in the descent. (Slideshow route/profile)

Who will be the fastest flyer? Sagan was brilliant in stage 16 of the Tour de France when he dropped of the Col de Manse like a bird of prey, but he left the Vuelta after stage 8.

Brilliant descenders like Valverde and Talansky are the most likely contenders for today’s stage win

*** Alejandro Valverde, Andrew Talasnky
** Samuel Sanchez, Luis León Sánchez
* Tom Dumoulin

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