Vuelta 2015 Favourites stage 5: Fast legs for uphill sprint
The stage to Alcalá de Guadáira is as flat as Denmark, yet the finish line is slightly uphill. So that's stuff for fast men with that little extra... (Slideshow route/profile)
Degenkolb is a prototype of such a sprinter. Bouhanni used to be a typical fast man who couldn’t climb a viaduct, but that’s changed last year. They were the strongest sprinters in La Vuelta 2014, with the German besting the Frenchman by four victories to two.
Sagan was once before in the Vuelta. In 2011 he took three stages. The only sorinters stage in this edition, stage 3, was his, while he was second at yesterday’s puncheurs arrival. A versatile rider if there ever was one.
*** Nacer Bouhanni, John Degenkolb, Peter Sagan
** Luka Mezgec, Jasper Stuyven, Danny van Poppel
* José Joaquin Rojas, Zico Waeytens
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