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Vuelta 2017
By Matty Aug 31, 2017 7:07:58 AM Comments

This years Vuelta has been a great race to watch and for British fans it’s been even more exciting as Team Sky’s Chris Froome is currently leading the race. Froome won the Tour de France back in July and seems to have held his grand tour winning form and is currently leading the Vuelta by a good margin.

If Froome does continue all the way to Madrid and holds onto the leaders red jersey he will be the first man since Bernard Hinault to win both races in the same season and only the third rider in the history of the sport to win both these grand tours in the same season. The other riders to have done this are French legends, Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault. It’s also worth noting as well that when Hinault and Anquetil won both the Tour and the Vuelta the racing calendar was significantly different. 

At the point of writing Froome has won just one stage so far in this years race but it’s been his steady and consistent riding that has enabled him to stay in the red leaders jersey. He riders in a defensive style and seems to be biding his time ready for the long time trial on stage 16. At a little over 40km in length this stage should really suit Froome and he should be able to put yet more time into his rivals.

Have you been watching the Vuelta? What are your thoughts on this year’s race? As always we love to hear from our readers so please do reach out and make contact with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages and let us know your thoughts,

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