Vuelta 2016 Favourites stage 13: Tough sprinters versus brave attackers

philippe gilbert vuelta favouriteThe longest stage in the 2016 Vuelta a España is played out on a parcours with all the characteristics of a typical Basque race. Especially halfway the roads are teeming with hills and climbs, yet the last 50 kilometres are merely undulating, opening up opportunities for the toughest of the fast men. (Slideshow route/profile)

Obviously, it may also be up to the escapees in stage 13 of the Vuelta a España. The stage is set to finish with a short drop, so good descending skills will come in handy. Philippe Gilbert or Samuel Sánchez could be in business here.

The GC riders don’t have aything to gain in stage 13 and they can take it easy.

Favourites 13th stage Vuelta a España

*** Philippe Gilbert, Fabio Felline, Luis León Sánchez
** Daniele Bennati, Nikias Arndt, Samuel Sánchez
* Przemyslaw Niemiec, Jean-Pierre Drucker, Gianni Meersman

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