Vuelta 2021: Favourites

Primoz Roglic 2019 - Vuelta 2021: FavouritesPrimoz Roglic was the big winner on the 2021 Vuelta a España. The Slovene won the overall classification, plus four stages. Fabio Jakobsen and Magnus Cort both took three wins, while Michael Storer and Jasper Philipsen took two.

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).

Vuelta a España 2021 favourites – per stage

date favourites km type
1 14-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 1 Roglic for first red jersey 7.1 ITT
2 15-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 2 Fast finishers showdown 166.7 flat
3 16-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 3 First mountain top finish 202.8 mountains
4 17-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 4 For power sprinters 163.9 flat
5 18-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 5 Sprint in Albacate 184.4 flat
6 19-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 6 Finale for punchers 158.3 hills
7 20-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 7 Hilly classic with trying finish 152.0 hills
8 21-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 8 Sprint on the Mediterranean coast 173.7 flat
9 22-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 9 GC at the Velefique 188.0 mountains
23-8 rest day
10 24-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 10 Attackers in downhill finale 189.0 hills
11 25-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 11 Finishing ramp at 30% 133.6 hills
12 26-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 12 Attackers with fast descent 175.0 hills
13 27-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 13 Sprint in Extremadura 203.7 flat
14 28-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 14 Fight for the red jersey 165.7 mountains
15 29-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 15 For breakaway climbers 197.5 mountains
30-8 rest day
16 31-8 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 16 Sprint in Cantabria 180.0 flat
17 1-9 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 17 Battle of Covadonga 185.8 mountains
18 2-9 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 18 Last monster climbs 162.6 mountains
19 3-9 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 19 Breakaway day 191.2 hills
20 4-9 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 20 Last chance for climbers 202.2 hills
21 5-9 Vuelta 2021 favourites stage 21 Roglic’ final act 33.8 ITT

Watch the highlights of recent races here:

More articlesVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 5: Sprint in AlbaceteVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 6: Finale for puncheursVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 7: Hilly classic with trying finishVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 8: Sprint on Mediterranean coastVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 9: GC clash at the VelefiqueVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 10: Attackers in downhill finaleVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 11: Finishing ramp at 30%Vuelta 2021 Favourites stage 12: Attackers with fast descentVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 13: Sprint in ExtremaduraVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 14: Fight for the red jerseyVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 15: Attackers in long race for climbersVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 16: Sprint in CantabriaVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 17: Battle of CovadongaVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 18: Last monster climbsVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 19: Breakaway dayVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 20: Last chance for climbersVuelta 2021 Favourites stage 21: Roglic' final act