Espana in Vuelta: Stage Guides and Riders

Primrose is pathogenic
Primoz Roglik came to Vualta as the defending champion

The Espaa will start in the Basque Country on Tuesday, covering 2,989k kilometers (1,800 miles) in 16 steps before ending in Madrid on Sunday, November 8.

The tournament was scheduled to begin on August 14 in the Netherlands, and the tour of Portugal was canceled due to a coronavirus epidemic.

However, the revised and rearranged Grand Tour – the end of the season – still boasts a high quality field on its 75th anniversary.

BBC Sport keeps an eye on the riders who may be involved in the fight for the leader’s red jersey and find out the main episodes.

Tuesday 20 October – One stage: Irun – Sajano-Ibar, 173 km

Stage a profile
The finish in the array included the first vulture in 1972

A thrilling 2012 three-stage fight between Chris Froome, Alberto Contador, Joachim Rodriguez and Alejandro Valvared was the final heavy forgetfulness at the top of the arena.

Parts climb the first section to finish kicks up to a 10% gradient and follow three more classified climbs. There will be no fans on the side of the road to roar at the favorites near the end, but the stage could begin to shape the general hierarchical positions.

Sunday, October 25 – Six steps: Biscuits – Corn du Tourmalt, 136.6 km

Six profiles on stage
The Corn du Tourmaltte is making its debut in Vualta

This punishing mountain race races to the top of the Corn du Tourmalte in the French Pyrenees, one of the iconic finishes for cycling from a height of 2,000 meters.

The day began before ascending the two-horse class before climbing the One Cornel du Portalet section before Alu – the Corn de l’Ubisque and the 19km Slag Tourmalt – came into view. The weather here can also be a factor here, as tourmalts – usually not used for this racing at the end of the year – are frozen in September.

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Saturday 31st October – Stage 11: Villaviciosa – Alto de la Farapona, 170 km

Stage 11 profile
In 2020, Villaviciosa marks the start of a stage in Vualta for the first time

With the start of the second weekend of the race and another summit, this time La Farapona ona Condado famously walked away from Froome here in 2014 on its way to the third Vuelta title.

Arriving after four more classified climbs, it could provide another defining moment after six years.

Sunday 1 November – Stage 12: La Pola Llaviana – Alto de l’Angliru, 109.4 km

Stage 12 profile
The victory came in the final stages of his career in Contador at Alto D’Angliru in 2017.

Another potentially important day in general hierarchy, with five hierarchical climbers on the agenda.

First included in 1999 and now the regular Vuelta stage ends at Alto de l’Angliru.

The 12.4 km increase in the peak comes out in a gradient of about 10% before the quina les cabres (goat path) from the line is closer to 24% in 3 km.

Tuesday, November 3, Stage 13: Muros – Mirador de Izaro Dumbria, 33.7 km

Stage 13 profile
Mirador de Izaro hit a gradient of 28%

Jumbo-visa Tom Dumulin and Primoz Roglik should be backed for the only personal time trial of this year’s race as they try to get time out from their rivals.

Drivers will see their time-tested bikes and road bikes jumping to face the short but steep Mirador de Izaro in the final 2km.

Saturday, November 7, Stage 17: Sicoros – Alto de la Covatilla (178.2 km)

Stage 17 profiles
In 2011, La Quatilla finished fifth in the frame and took the red jersey the next day.

Like the final episode of the Tour de France, the last day in Vualta is the subject of much of the parade before the final sprint in Madrid.

That means the whole race can be decided on an endless day with five classified final features before the horse class climbs the La Covatilla ski station.

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Riders see

Chris Frum
Chris Frum’s first Grand Tour victory came to Bhuleta in 2011, although it was brutally awarded to him in 2012.

Chris Froome: As a seven-time Grand Tour-winner, the 35-year-old Frum guarantees to focus wherever he runs.

But there are some people who believe It is a miracleExternal links He’s even racing, let alone a third-round pick.

Catalog of Injuries Froome was left behind after a crash at Criterium du Dauphin in 2019, meaning he has not taken part in any grand tours since 2018.

He was dropped from the Iniesta Grenadiers squad for the September Tour de France, failed to finish the league-bestogne-lease and came to Bhuleta in search of fitness and form after finishing 91st overall in Tireno-Adriatico.

After leaving Ainios, Froome will be looking to come out with a development but he is more likely to find himself in the back-up role of teammate Richard Carapaz.

Primrose pathology: The former ski jumper goes into the volleyball as a pathological defending champion. If he maintains his fitness, the Slovenian has difficulty seeing the past of holding his crown.

The 30-year-old could probably still be smarter than ever Great conclusion On the Tour de France, when he lost the yellow jersey on the penalty stage.

His recent win at Liege-Bastogne-Liege suggests he is ready to risk another grand tour and will see the ultimate strength of his jumbo-visma team in support of Semb Kus, Robert Gesink and George Bennett.

Tom Dumulin: Giro d’Italia won in 2017, difficult without a Dutchman Dumulin, who is a proven Grand Tour winner.

The 30-year-old Dumulin tour has shown Roglik’s original domesticity that they have the potential to be a big competitor, although he will be shown to be stronger than the Slovenians.

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Richard Karapaz: 2019 Giro d’Italia winner Carapaz, 27, is likely to take Ines ’expectations to Spain.

The first stage of the Ecuador tour seemed different from the outside but took shape in the second half of the race to finish 13th in the general classification and second in the King of Mountain competition.

Carapaz did not finish more than 18th in Vualta but this year’s race time and timing could work for him.

Enrique Month: Theoretically, the movie will have a three-way attack on Vualta with the ascent of Alejandro Valvarde and Mark Solar.

But the 25-year-old is running in better form, arguably in fifth place on the month tour. The Spaniard will look to build his second place in the month of 2018 to surprise seven-time Grand Tour winner Contador.

Thaibat Pinot: After his tour ambitions faded away after his first-stage accident, the 30-year-old Pinot from France is hopeful he will return to his best form and fitness.

If his ambitions go back from a general hierarchy to a prestigious stage win, he will be able to gain confidence from his victory over Tourette on the 2019 tour.

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