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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tobydawq said:
Sure it takes determination and spirit, but courage? Why? Courage involves risk-taking, and that is definitely not what they are doing.
I think that's just semantics. There are different meanings to courage - one of which is synonymous with determination and spirit. Gutsy I think is a better description for this kind of rider though.
 
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I would say that Majka with Kwiato "psycho approach" would help him to challenge GC and would be one of the main contenders to be at Vuelta podium.
At present - he is uncertain of his shape - maybe tomorrow stage helps him..
 
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If the Yeats brothers underperform, the white jersey competition should be interesting. This is GT with more talented young racers and some have prepared specifically for it. I'm thinking about M.A. Lopéz, Marc Soler, Jack Haig, Sam Oolmen, Enric Mas... I can see them all ending up in 1st in the future.
 
Voted Zakarin - even though it wouldn't be a Cobo or a Horner-level surprise, it would be surprising nonetheless (and for this forum as well, going by the poll). But today's stage will answer many questions.
 
Chaves

He is in great shape, has good race rhythm and is a lot less plagued by fatigue than everyone else. He's followed almost an identical race schedule to Froome (minus Romandie and Catalunya, but with the TDU) just without the efforts of Froome. ITT will be an issue though
 
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Brullnux said:
Chaves

He is in great shape, has good race rhythm and is a lot less plagued by fatigue than everyone else. He's followed almost an identical race schedule to Froome (minus Romandie and Catalunya, but with the TDU) just without the efforts of Froome. ITT will be an issue though
Yeah, Chaves looks great at the moment. I guess it's just a question of whether his lack of base this season could catch up with him later in the race.

Was an very revealing stage today, with Contador, my tip Majka, Jungels, Alaphilippe, Soler, Dennis all clearly without the legs to do anything dangerous in the GC. And others like Lopez, Kruijswijk and Kelderman not looking great at all.

It's superb to have such a big GC shake up so early in the race. Really frees up a lot of teams and riders to stage hunt.
 

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