Vuelta 2016: Favourites

Alberto Contador vuelta favouriteThe 2016 Vuelta a España was played out from August 20 to September 11 with major contenders Chris Froome, Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana and Esteban Chaves. Eventually, Quintana took the win ahead of Froome and Chaves. (Slideshow route/profile)

In underneath scheme you’ll find the favourites per stage. Obviously, the articles were written prior to the start.

Vuelta 2016: Favourites

Nr Date Favourites Type
1 Sa 20-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 1 Orica or BMC? TTT
2 Su 21-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 2 Rare chance for sprinters in La Vuelta flat
3 Mo 22-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 3 Up to the punchers! finish uphill
4 Tu 23-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 4 GC-riders or attackers finish uphill
5 We 24-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 5 Late attack or tough sprinter’s fest flat
6 Th 25-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 6 Versatile stage, versatile contenders hilly
7 Fr 26-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 7 For sprinting and/or descending escapees hilly
8 Sa 27-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 8 Punchers to strike at ‘Wall of La Camperona’ flat start, mountain finish
9 Su 28-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 9 Attackers versus GC-guys finish uphill
10 Mo 29-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 10 Win for eternity at Lagos de Covadonga mountain finish
Tu 30-8 Rest day
11 We 31-8 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 11 Attacker with puncher’s legs mountain finish
12 Th 1-9 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 12 Opportunity for good descenders hilly
13 Fr 2-9 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 13 Tough sprinters versus brave attackers hilly
14 Sa 3-9 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 14 The Aubisque – for elite breed climbers mountains
15 Su 4-9 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 15 For GC-riders with an appetite for the red jersey hilly, mountain finish
16 Mo 5-9 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 16 Reward for patient sprinters flat
Tu 6-9 Rest day
17 We 7-9 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 17 For (GC) attackers hilly, mountain finish
18 Th 8-9 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 18 Wanted: Fast men with stamina hilly, flat finish
19 Fr 9-9 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 19 For ITT specialists with big engines ITT
20 Sa 10-9 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 20 Last chance for GC guys mountains
21 Su 11-9 Vuelta a España 2016 Favourites stage 21 Last chance for fast men flat

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