As a bicycle race that is organized annually since 1955, the Vuelta a España is the third of the three Grand Tours on the race calendar after the Giro d’Italia in May and the Tour de France in July.
This year the starting line is across the border at the town of Nîmes in France on the 19 August. The checkered flag will wave at the end, three weeks later at the capital of Spain – Madrid. Just like the Tour de France, the Vuelta is made up of 21 stages. This year it will cover a total distance of 3,324.1 kilometers that includes the legendary stage of Alto de l’Angliru – a 12.2-kilometer-long climb on an average of 10.2% uphill slope that contains the punishing part where the slope reaches a disheartening 24%.
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BET-IBC and the fans are happy to see Chris Froome participating in the Vuelta a España again as he wants to become the first rider to win both the Vuelta and the Tour de France in the same year, after the latter got moved from April to August and September in 1995.
To win the Tour and the Vuelta in one year would be absolutely incredible. I’ve got the opportunity an I’m certainly going to go for it.
Since the last year’s winner Nairo Quintana is not participating, Chris Froome won’t be having to face his biggest rival. But this doesn’t mean that he is competing against himself! The two Italians, Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru, promise to provide him with ample pressure! Aru is the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France and Nibali is the only active rider to have won all three Grand Tours, along with Alberto Contador.
Can Froome achieve his objective and win the Vuelta for the first time? Or will it be Nibali claiming this year’s title?
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