Vuelta a España 2019 will be a 'duel between Movistar, Jumbo-Visma and Astana,' says organiser

With some of the biggest Grand Tour stars missing, the race is wide open

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Expect a fight between  Movistar, Jumbo-Visma and Astana for the 2019 Vuelta a España title, says the race organiser ahead of the tour starting on Saturday (August 24).

All three teams are bringing heavy-hitters to fight for the race overall, but Vuelta director Javier Guillén says he will miss Chris Froome (Team Ineos) and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), the last two Vuelta champions.

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