Stage 3 | Prades Conflent Canigó / Andorra la Vella | Vuelta a España 2017

Aug 21, 2017, 08:32 PM

The Vuelta a España headed from France into Andorra and the first serious climbs of the race. And it was no surprise to see a former Vuelta champion and the pre-race favourite right at the head of affairs.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are joined by Spanish journalist Fran Reyes to discuss stage three of the race.

The stage was won by Vincenzo Nibali, the 2010 Vuelta champion, but it was Chris Froome of Team Sky who applied all the pressure on the final climb.

But, what did the stage tell us about the overall favourites? How will Orica-Scott work with their three leaders, Esteban Chaves, Adam and Simon Yates? And what of Alberto Contador, who lost a lot of time and any chance of winning the Vuelta.

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