Vuelta 2016 Favourites stage 19: For ITT specialists with big engines

chris froome vuelta favourite ittAt 37 kilometres, stage 19 in the Vuelta a España is a flat individual time trial on the Costa Blanca. Cyclingstage.com brings you the major contenders for the stage win. (Slideshow route/profile)

Stage 19 in the 2016 Vuelta a España is tailor made for ITT specialists. Men with big engines. The route is among the flattest in this year’s Vuelta, albeit it the highest point lies at an elevation of 170 metres.

Yet, where are the ITT specialists in the 2016 Vuelta. No Cancellara, no Tony Martin, no Tom Dumoulin. So that’s an opportunity for Chris Froome to race to stage victory.

Except for the short opening time trial in the Giro, stage 19 in the Vuelta is the first flat chrono-race in this year’s Grand Tour season.

Favourites 19th stage Vuelta a España

*** Chris Froome, Alberto Contador
** Jonathan Castroviejo, Andrew Talansky, Tobias Ludvigsson, Luis León Sánchez
* Thomas De Gendt, Alejandro Valverde, Svein Tuft

Vuelta a España 2016 Stage 19: Route maps, height profiles, etc

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