Vuelta a España organiser 'optimistic' that Primož Roglič will defend title against Egan Bernal and Tadej Pogačar

The Slovenian has won the last two Spanish Grand Tours

Primoz Roglic
(Image credit: Getty)

The organiser of the Vuelta a España has expressed his confidence that Primoż Roglič will defend his crown against a star-studded field.

Kicking off on August 14 in Burgos's Cathedral, the Spanish Grand Tour often boasts an A-list line-up with riders desperate to salvage disappointing seasons, and others having identified the race as their season objective since the start.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.