Vuelta a España 2016 essential guide (video)

Everything you need to know about the 2016 Vuelta a España, which runs from Saturday August 20 to Sunday September 11
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The 2016 Vuelta a España is definitely one for the climbers this year, with no fewer than 10 summit finishes.

The third and final Grand Tour of the season gets started on Saturday August 20 with a team time trial to decide the first leader’s jersey, but it won’t be long before the riders are climbing and time gaps start to appear in the general classification.

Chris Froome (Team Sky), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) are all set to compete so we should be in for an exciting three weeks of racing.

Away from the GC battle, there will be plenty of riders looking for stage wins as they aim to get something out of their season, and others without a contract for 2017 will need to be on the attack to catch the eye of a potential new employer.

The race will finish in Madrid on Sunday September 11 with a largely processional stage, but hopefully the GC battle will come right down to the final summit finish the day before.

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