The last stage of the Vuelta is played out on the flat. At 117.6 kilometres, the race is similar to the closing stage of the Tour de France. In stead of a criterium on the Champs-Élysées the riders race nine 5.9 kilometres laps in the centre of Madrid.
Last year, Magnus Cort Nielsen was fastest in the Spanish capital. In the past, John Degenkolb (2015, 2012), Michael Matthews (2013) and Peter Sagan (2011) powered to victory in Madrid, too.
Favourites 21st stage 2017 Vuelta
*** Matteo Trentin, Juan José Lobato, Magnus Cort Nielsen
** Adam Blythe, Edward Theuns, Sacha Modolo, Søren Kragh Andersen
* Michael Schwarzmann, Marco Haller, Tom Van Asbroeck
Vuelta 2017 stage 21: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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