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la Vuelta 2015 starts on Saturday 22nd August with a 7.4km Team Time Trial from Puerto Banus to Marbella and finishes three weeks later on Sunday 13th September in Madrid.

 

As luck would have it, I will be in Spain for some of that time :-)

Hopefully I will be able to get to see a stage or two!

 

Profile for the TTT:

 

 

 

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From The Guardian.

 

 

Chris Froome is refusing to rule out a tilt at this year’s Vuelta a España.

 

The Tour of Spain begins in Puerto Banus on 22 August, which means Froome will need to make a decision regarding his participation in the coming days. Having endured no end of brickbats and insinuation en route to his gruelling victory in France the cyclist could be forgiven for deciding to enjoy a break from cycling. But he is clearly tempted by the prospect of becoming only the third rider after Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault to pull off the Tour and Vuelta double.

 

“I would say it’s a bit early to say 100% but I think that could potentially be on the cards, certainly,” said Froome upon his return to London. “I know it would be a massive challenge to back it up with another grand tour now, especially to go there with the aim of going for the general classification again. But yeah, that’s at the back of the mind and maybe that could be on the cards.”

 

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Only he knows if he has a real chance at pulling it off. Just looked at Bertie's performance looking for a double and "blowoutttt!!!". So, will have my fingers crossed if he should decide. On the up side is that he'll probably race against the same guys who all did the TdF as favourites again, so ... anything can happen.

 

As long as it's only the riders and not the b^&*^y crowd to contend with again.

 

Licken my chops.

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I'm not sure what the recovery rate is for a pro cyclist. But if Froome "died a thousand deaths" on Alpe d'Huez, then yes, doing well in the Vuelta may look just too suspicious.

 

Are there any top riders who skipped the Tour in favor of the Vuelta?

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If he Quintana also rides then surely Froomey will finish 2nd.

Heheheee. See after the op your opinion still hasn't improved at all. Lol

 

How are you doing? Recovering well I hope.

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I'm not sure what the recovery rate is for a pro cyclist. But if Froome "died a thousand deaths" on Alpe d'Huez, then yes, doing well in the Vuelta may look just too suspicious.

 

Are there any top riders who skipped the Tour in favor of the Vuelta?

I think Martin crashed himself out of the Tour in favour of the Vuelta after Dennis gave him a little spank in the ITT.

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I'm not sure what the recovery rate is for a pro cyclist. But if Froome "died a thousand deaths" on Alpe d'Huez, then yes, doing well in the Vuelta may look just too suspicious.

 

Are there any top riders who skipped the Tour in favor of the Vuelta?

some big mountain stages

 

http://www.lavuelta.com/15pr/imgrecorrido/perfil_11.png

stage 11

 

http://www.lavuelta.com/15pr/imgrecorrido/perfil_16.png

stage 16, followed by a 40km ITT

 

then the penultimate stage, just incase the winner is still undecided

http://www.lavuelta.com/15pr/imgrecorrido/perfil_20b.png

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