The Vuelta starts on tuesday! It will be the last GT of the year, as always, but this year it will also be the last big race of the year at all.
These are the profiles for the first three of 18! stages:
Later the Tourmalet and the Angliru will be climbed.
Who are the top contenders? No idea.
Well, there is Carapaz on top of a strong Ineos line-up.
Roglic (and Dumoulin).
Also Pinot, G. Martin, Vlasov and two Basque brothers. Bahrain supports Poels and Mitchelton brings Chaves. There are some steep climbs for Sepp Kuss and two or three sprint stages for Pascal Ackermann and Sam Bennett. Maybe EF will support Dani Martínez or maybe they will have a surprise dotted brown jersey with orange and green stripes for us.
I have not even talked about Froome, yet...
So, let's all get hyped and excited (even though there is no shark in these waters)!