Vuelta a España organiser: 'We'd never create a course just for Chris Froome'

'No favours' for Chris Froome: Vuelta a España organiser will not hand the Tour de France champion an easy ride in the 2017 race

Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana on stage 20 of the 2016 Vuelta a Espana

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Vuelta a España organiser Unipublic will announce the 2017 route of its Spanish Grand Tour in January, but the race director says that "it will not be tailored for Chris Froome."

Team Sky's Froome won the Tour de France three times already, but has been unable to transfer that success to Spain for various reasons. This year, slightly tired after an Olympic bronze medal and caught off guard, he placed second to Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar). It was his third runner-up spot.

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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.