Who will win the Vuelta a España 2017?

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Who will win the Vuelta?

  • Chris Froome

    Votes: 51 42.9%
  • Vincenzo Nibali

    Votes: 19 16.0%
  • Alberto Contador

    Votes: 13 10.9%
  • Esteban Chaves

    Votes: 7 5.9%
  • Fabio Aru

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • Illnur Zakarin

    Votes: 3 2.5%
  • Miguel Angel Lopez

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • One of the Yates bros

    Votes: 3 2.5%
  • Ofc. an outsider, it's an odd year

    Votes: 19 16.0%
  • Vino

    Votes: 2 1.7%

  • Total voters
    119
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Brullnux said:
TMP402 said:
Vasilis said:
bob.a.feet said:
Brullnux said:
It's an odd year, so an odd winner (Aru, Horner, Cobo...). Granted the list ends there but there is a precedent.
Aru was one of the best GT riders of 2015, and other years he's been close.
But was he really a favourite for the victory beforehand?
I wonder what the history of people being considered favourites before winning one is? Dumoulin 2016 Giro? Froome 2013 Tour, Wiggins 2012 Tour, Evans 2011 Tour?
Dumoulin not really (I'm guessing you mean 2017) the rest yes
Yes, 2017. Because of other commitments I didn't really follow cycling between the cobbles and the Tour - Dumoulin wasn't a favourite?
 
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TMP402 said:
Yes, 2017. Because of other commitments I didn't really follow cycling between the cobbles and the Tour - Dumoulin wasn't a favourite?
Not a big favorite, his performance on blockhaus was a pretty big surprise. After all he didn't really do anything remarkable before the giro this year which would have suggested that fantastic shape. I think guys like pinot or even thomas were considered bigger favorites.
 
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I understand why people are picking Froome. He's certainly a contender. But I've seen rider after rider try to do two Grand Tours in a row, and it just seems like too much these days. What Froome did last year was pretty impressive. And he nearly won it then, if only for another great rider (Quintana) beating him. And yeah, Quintana was doing his second tour as well that year, though he clearly seemed at less than 100% in the Tour that year. And Quintana's not here this year. So...maybe Froome wins?

But I'd favor someone fresher, like Nibali or Zakarin
 
Jul 6, 2016
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Looking at the parcours it's gonna be very interesting. Contador will have a good chance because no one will not having a at least one bad day, including Nibali.
 
Jul 16, 2011
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Heart says Contador.
Head says surprise winner.

I don't believe Sky or Froome is capable of winning any Grand Tour apart from the Tour, especially right after winning the Tour.
I don't believe Nibali can win against such a strong field, even if most of the contenders are here after doing the Tour. It's just... he's never really beaten the big names.
I don't think Aru has that kind of winner instinct to beat these guys, I think he's similar to Nibali, only with less experience.
The rest of these names might be on the podium, but I only see Chaves as a future GT winner, so anyone else would be a surprise for me.
 
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If he doesn't lose minutes in the wind today I think Barguil should give it a go. The parcours makes me think Froome is gonna crack at some point. This should be a wide open race, but I think someone like Barguil, Zakarin or Lopez even will take it. If I had to bet I'd spread some around on the fringe contenders.
 
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Froome has already won !. Just kidding !. Nope, probably already won !.

I predict Froome to dominate every challange.
 

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