Vuelta a España: Stage 1 preview

Stage 1: Pamplona, 16.5km team time trial

There’s nothing quite like the sight of a team riding in perfect harmony together and this opening stage of the Vuelta is short and pan-flat but technical so should be a joy to watch. Using part of the route that bulls use when they run through the streets, the teams finish in the city’s bull-ring – this is Spain after all – and the first team goes out at about 7pm local time. Look for Garmin-Sharp, Sky and Orica-GreenEDGE to be in contention for the stage win and the first red jersey. That said, the short length of the parcours means even a team that comes a cropper won’t end the evening with an insurmountable deficit.

Link: Vuelta a Espana official website

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