Sport La Vuelta in numbers

22:05  10 september  2017
22:05  10 september  2017 Source:   Press Association

Froome moves a minute clear in La Vuelta

  Froome moves a minute clear in La Vuelta Chris Froome extended his overall lead in La Vuelta after Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez won the mountainous 129-kilometre 15th stage from Alcala la Real to Sierra Nevada.Chris Froome extended his overall lead in La Vuelta after Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez won the mountainous 129-kilometre 15th stage from Alcala la Real to Sierra Nevada.

Chris Froome has effectively sealed his first La Vuelta crown after extending his lead on the penultimate stage. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the race in numbers . 1 - Froome is the first Briton to win the Vuelta in its 72-year history.

La firma está a la vuelta de la tarjeta.The signature is on the other side of the card. Los domingos después de comer vamos a dar una vuelta .After lunch on Sundays, we are going to go for a stroll.

Chris Froome now has five grand tours to his name: Cycling - Tour de France Preview - Day Four© PA WIRE Cycling - Tour de France Preview - Day Four

Chris Froome has won La Vuelta, becoming the first man since 1978 to win the Tour de France and the Vuelta in the same year.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the race in numbers.

1 - Froome is the first Briton to win the Vuelta in its 72-year history.

3 - Froome joins Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault as the only men to have won the Tour and the Vuelta in the same year.

27 - days between the end of this year's Tour de France and the start of La Vuelta. Froome is the first rider to win the double since the Vuelta moved to its current spot in the calendar.

5 - combined with his four Tour de France titles, Froome is blazing a trail as Britain's most successful Grand Tour rider. Sir Bradley Wiggins is the only other Briton to have won one.

Chris Froome feels stage 16 could prove crucial in bid to claim La Vuelta title

  Chris Froome feels stage 16 could prove crucial in bid to claim La Vuelta title Chris Froome believes stage 16's individual time trial could be crucial in his bid to achieve a rare double at La Vuelta. Team Sky's Froome is seeking to become only the third person to win the Tour de France and La Vuelta in the same year and the first since 1978.The 32-year-old Briton takes into the final week a lead of one minute and one second from 2010 winner Vincenzo Nibali in the general classification.Froome will be expected to extend his advantage on Tuesday in a 40-kilometre time trial, a discipline which suits the four-time Tour de France winner.

Rider numbers – we provide each rider with a number that will help us recognize you in the event of an emergency. It will also identify you as an official rider in La Vuelta to other riders, police, etc. The bib number is required to be pinned to the back of your cycling jersey each day.

Instagram @lavueltaaespana Videos La Vuelta Video: highlights 2016 Vuelta a España Tweets. More about the Vuelta a España. Vuelta 2017: Withdrawals. In the first two weeks of La Vuelta 30 riders abandoned the race, the most prominent being John Degenkolb, Warren Barguil and Rohan Dennis.

2 - stage wins for Froome in this year's Vuelta, in contrast to the Tour where he completed the rare feat of winning the general classification without taking a single stage.

19 - Froome finished 19 of the 21 stages in the leader's red jersey.

3 - riders who wore the red jersey this year - Rohan Dennis, Yves Lampaert and Froome.

3 - classifications won by Froome, who also took the points leader's green jersey and the white jersey as leader of the combination classification.

1 - number of stage wins for Spanish riders in their home grand tour this year after Alberto Contador took stage 20.Only once in history, in 1996, has Spain failed to win a single stage.

14 - different individual stage winners on this year's Vuelta.

4 - stage wins for Quick-Step Floor's Matteo Trentin, the 28-year-old who began the race with three grand tour stages to his name.

21 - seconds, Froome's greatest deficit behind the red jersey, when Lampaert held it after stage two.

2:15 - Froome finished two minutes and 15 seconds clear of second-placed Vincenzo Nibali.

Impossible to win Tour, Giro and La Vuelta in same year - Stephen Roche .
Former Tour de France and Giro d'Italia winner Stephen Roche believes it would be "humanly impossible" for Chris Froome to win all three grand tour races in one year. Froome completed the Tour and La Vuelta double by winning the latter in Madrid on Sunday but Roche, who won both the Tour and Giro in 1987, does not think any rider could win all three in the same 12 months because of the importance placed on the Tour.

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