It might start in France, and end in Madrid, but the Vuelta a España always has been, and certainly will be this year, about the mountains.
How do top riders decide whether to chase GC glory or simply hunt stages in the Tour de France and other grand tours?
Will the Vuelta a España be the most hotly contested grand tour of 2017? It’s sure stacking up that way. Four-time Tour de France winner
Svein Tuft, 40, extends his career by signing a one-year deal with Orica-Scott.
Andrew Hood writes about Peter Sagan's return to racing after his controversial expulsion from the Tour de France.
The Spanish star is slated to retire after the grand tour that culminates in Madrid on September 10.
Mikel Landa is expected to depart the British team for another squad where he can be a grand tour leader.
The 34-year-old Spaniard said he wants to end his career in his home race.
Adam Hansen started and finished his 18th consecutive grand tour last month, but that will be the end of the streak.
The Belgian will help guide his countryman in the classics, especially those in their native country.