Who will win the 2018 Vuelta a España? Directors have their say

Directors have their say on where the Vuelta a España title will go this weekend

Simon Yates and Alejandro Valverde on stage 17 of the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Vuelta a España teams say that the 2018 race will come down to a fight for seconds in Andorra, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) pushing race leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) to the last summit.

Yates leads by a slim 25 seconds with two mountain days in Andorra to come ahead of the final flat sprint stage in Madrid. He has yet to win a grand tour while the Spaniard has years of experience and the 2009 Vuelta title already in his palmarès.

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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.