No fear for Team Sky as they prepare to defend Chris Froome's lead on Vuelta's toughest weekend

Two back to back summit finishes will be decisive in whether Chris Froome can win the 2017 Vuelta a España

Chris Froome at the 2017 Vuelta a España (Luis Angel Gomez)

(Image credit: Luis Angel Gomez)

The Vuelta a España faces is biggest two consecutive summit finish days this weekend, and the Sky riders "aren't afraid of anyone" when it comes to protecting Chris Froome's lead.

The Spanish tour races up to 1830 metres for the stage 14 finish to Sierra de La Pandera on Saturday and 2510 metres on stage 15 to Sierra Nevada.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.