2014 Vuelta a Espana Contenders

joaquim rodriguez

Joaquim Rodriguez

‘El Purito’ at 35 yrs old he’s no youngster. But he has done some of the best riding of his career over the past few years. Twice third in this race, look for him to have a strong showing following an impressive second half to the Tour de France

Chris Froome

chris froome
After crashing out of the this year’s Tour de France on Stage 5. Froome has had some time recover and train in California. Look for a rider of his caliber to rebound well in the Vuelta.

Nairo Quintana

nairo quintana
This 2014 Giro d’Italia winner sat out of this year’s Tour de France; a race where he surely would have been an overall favorite. Known for being the best pure climber in the peloton look for him to dish out the pain in the mountains.

Frank Schleck 

frank schleck
Nearing the end of his career the 34 year old had a stellar 2014 Tour de France. As Trek factory racing is rumored to be looking for new leaders in 2015, it may Frank’s last chance to show that he can still make it to the podium of a grand tour. Look for him to race like it.

Chris Horner

chris horner
At 42 years of age! Chris Horner comes into the race as defending champion. And after showing signs of fitness late in this Tour de France, it’s safe to say that his early season crash wounds are healed up. Look for him to chug eight cokes a stage and attack in the mountains.

 

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