Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 20: Attacks on all fronts

Alejandro Valverde - Vuelta 2019 Favourites stage 20: Attacks on all frontsThe 20th stage of La Vuelta is a war of attrition. Without any long or steep descents the race is an onslaught of uphills and downhills. Perfect terrain for the breakaway, while one could also lose El Rojo in a blink of an eye. (Slideshow route/profile)

Time is running out. Riders who are still in the mix to move up on GC (or another classifications) have only one day left to gain time on their rivals. While relentless attackers without a stage win could use this race to bounce back by taking the spoils for a chance.

Odds are we will see two races for the price of one. A group of strong climbers who are out of GC contention – and still motivated – are likely to form the breakaway. At the same time, other riders are eyeing up a podium spot, want to move up in the top 10, or – it would be very ambitious – go all out for the overall victory.

Favourites 20th stage 2019 Vuelta a España

*** Marc Soler, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Gianluca Brambilla, Jakob Fuglsang
** Philippe Gilbert, Thomas De Gendt, Ruben Guerreiro, Ben O’Connor
* Wout Poels, Miguel Ángel López, Primoz Roglic, Alejandro Valverde

Take a look at the route of the 20th stage of La Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2019 stage 20: profiles and finale

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