Vuelta a España 2019 odds
Who wins Vuelta a España 2019?
Vuelta a España 2019
The 74th edition of the Vuelta a España will begin on the 24th August 2019, starting in Salinas de Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain, with a team time trial (TTT), and finishes on 15th September 2019 in Madrid. It is the last of the Grand Tour’s (following the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France) and presents a chance for the best riders to claim major glory. The race will feature eight summit finishes and is known for its tough climbing stages.
The current title holder is Simon Yates (Team Mitchelton-Scott), who won for the first time last year. He beat Enric Mas (Team Deceuninck - Quick Step) and Miguel Ángel López (Astana Pro Team) on the podium.
Stage 1: Salinas de Torrevieja – Torrevieja. 18 km, TTT.
Stage 2: Benidorm – Calpe. 193 km, hills.
Stage 3: Ibi – Alicante. 186 km, hills.
Stage 4: Cullera – El Puig. 177 km, flat.
Stage 5: L’Eliana – Javalambre Observatory. 165.6 km, summit finish.
Stage 6: Mora de Rubielos – Ares del Maestrat. 196.6 km, summit finish.
Stage 7: Onda – Mas de la Costa. 182.4 km, summit finish.
Stage 8: Valls – Igualada. 168 km, flat.
Stage 9: Andorra la Vella – Cortals d’Encamp. 96.6 km, mountains.
Stage 10: Jurançon – Pau. 36.1 km, ITT.
Stage 11: Saint Palais – Urdax. 169 km, hills.
Stage 12: Navarra Circuit – Bilbao. 175 km, flat.
Stage 13: Bilbao – Los Machucos. 167.3 km, mountains.
Stage 14: San Vincente de la Barquera – Oviedo. 189 km, flat.
Stage 15: Tineo – Santuario del Acebo. 159 km, mountains.
Stage 16: Pravia – Alto de la Cubilla. 155 km, mountains.
Stage 17: Aranda de Duero – Guadalajara. 199.7 km, flat.
Stage 18: Colmenar Viejo – Becerril de la Sierra. 180.9 km, mountains.
Stage 19: Ávila – Toledo. 163.4 km, flat.
Stage 20: Arenas de San Pedro – Plataforma de Gredos. 189 km, mountains.
Stage 21: Fuenlabrada – Madrid. 105.6 km, flat.
The 2019 Preview
The Vuelta 2019 gets started with a team time trial on a flat stage one. Stages two and three feature hills sections but will favour the fast finishers at the end, while stage four is a flat stage for the sprinters.
Stages five, six and seven are the first of the summit finishes. Stage five includes the summit finish on the Pico del Buitre with a tough final climb to the Javalambre Observatory. Stage seven features a shorter but gruelling climb on the slopes of the Alto Mas de la Costa.
Stage eight is another chance for the sprinters, before a demanding stage nine in the mountains of Andorra. After a rest day, the race returns with an individual time trial in France on stage ten. The Vuelta then returns to Spain with finishes in Urdax and Bilbao on stages eleven and twelve.
Stage thirteen features the tough summit finish on the Los Machucos, stage fourteen is another flat one for sprinters, and stage fifteen is back to the mountains. Stage sixteen features a grinding 27 km ascent at the Alto de La Cubilla.
Another rest day follows before stage seventeen will likely see a sprint finish in Guadalajara, just north of Madrid. Stage eighteen goes back to the mountains in the Sierra de Guadarrama, while stage nineteen is made for sprinters.
Stage twenty is on the hilly terrains from Arenas de San Pedro to Plataforma de Gredos, while the Vuelta 2019 concludes with a stage for sprinters, ending with a circuit in Madrid.