Chris Froome leads Team Sky at Vuelta a Espana

Peter Kennaugh and Luke Rowe also named in Sky's nine-man line-up for final Grand Tour of 2014

Chris Froome poses before the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Team Sky confirmed on Monday morning that Chris Froome will head its nine-man roster for the Vuelta a Espana, starting on August 23.

Froome goes into the race as one of the leading contenders having crashed out of defending his Tour de France title in July.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.