Vuelta 2019: Favourites

Sam Bennett 2019 - Vuelta 2019: FavouritesThe Vuelta a España is a Grand Tour for climbers. Primoz Roglic, Miguel Ángel López, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde were among the pre-race favourites, while Roglic came out on top. Sam Bennett and Fabio Jakobsen were the fastest sprinters. Surprisingly, young Tadej Pogacar won three mountain stages.

Read about the pre-race favourites 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).

La Vuelta 2019: favourites per stage

date favourites km type
1 sa 24-8 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 1 TTT with red lining 13.4 TTT
2 su 25-8 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 2 Versatile ride to Calpe 199.6 hills
3 mo 26-8 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 3 Sprinters or daredevil attackers 188 hills
4 tu 27-8 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 1 For pure sprinters 175.5 flat
5 we 28-8 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 5 Mountain goat on steep last climb 170.7 mountains
6 th 29-8 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 6 Breakaway day 198.9 hills
7 fr 30-8 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 7 GC battle on finishing Wall 183.3 mountains
8 sa 31-8 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 8 Sprinters or (late) attackers 166.9 hills
9 su 1-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 9 Short thriller in the Pyrenees 94.4 mountains
mo 2-9 rest day in Pau
10 tu 3-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 10 Roglic’ chance 36.2 ITT
11 we 4-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 11 Sprint of brave attackers 180,0 hills
12 th 5-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 12 Punchers with strong descent 171.4 hills
13 fr 6-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 13 Monster race with brutal finale 166.4 mountains
14 sa 7-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 14 Back to the fast men 188.0 flat
15 su 8-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 15 Steep and irregular ascents 154.4 mountains
16 mo 9-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 16 Finish for diesel-powered climbers 144.4 mountains
tu 10-9 rest day in Burgos
17 we 11-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 17 Fast men in longest race 219.6 flat
18 th 12-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 17 Attackers in the middle mountains 177.5 mountains
19 fr 13-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 19 Cunning sprinters in technical finale 165.2 flat
20 sa 14-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 20 Attacks on all fronts 190.4 mountains
21 su 15-9 Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 21 Madrilenean sprint fiesta 106.6 flat

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