Simon Yates won the Vuelta a España in the 73rd edition of the race. The podium was rounded out by Enric Mas and Miguel Ángel López, while Thomas De Gendt took the polka dot jersey and Alejandro Valverde the green jersey. Pre-race favourites Nairo Quintana, Richie Porte and Vincenzo Nibali failed up to live to the expectation for different reasons. Both Porte and Nibali races the Vuelta in the aftermath of of crash at the Tour de France. (Slideshow route/profile)
Read about the overall contenders or click on the links in underneath scheme for the favourites to win individual stages. Obviously, all these articles were written before the start of the race(s).
Vuelta a España 2018: Favourites
Vuelta a España 2018: Route map, height profiles, and more
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Stage 4: details Puerto de Alfacar
stage 9: details Alto de la Covatilla
stage 13: details La Camperona
stage 15: details Lagos de Covadonga
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