In 2017, Chris Froome complete the Tour de France/Vuelta a España. He did so so gainst a strong field in Spain, featuring the likes of Vincenzo Nibali (2nd), Ilnur Zakarin (3rd), Alberto Contador, Fabio Aru, Romain Bardet, the Yates brothers, Wilco Kelderman, Esteban Chaves, and more. (Slideshow route/profile)
Read about the overall contenders or click links in underneath scheme for the favourites to win individual stages. Obviously, all these articles were written before the start of the race.
Vuelta a España 2017: Favourites
Vuelta 2017: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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Stage 9: Cumbre del Sol
Stage 17: Los Machucos
Stage 15: Alto Hoya de la Mora
Stage 20: Alto de l’Angliru