Who are the bookies’ favourites for the Vuelta a España 2020?

Can Primož Roglič brush off his Tour de France disappointment to defend his Vuelta title?

Primož Roglič at the 2019 Vuelta a España (Yuzuru Sunada/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

The Vuelta a España will round out the deluge of Grand Tour racing we've had squeezed into the last quarter of 2020, and by the time it's over I'm not sure if we'll be able to go back to waiting weeks in between each of the three-week stage races.

The fact the Vuelta overlaps with the end of the Giro d'Italia hasn't meant the start list suffers in quality either, with the likes of Primož Roglič, Tom Dumoulin, Richard Carapaz and Thibaut Pinot all signing up for an 18-stage jaunt around northern Spain.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.