Chris Froome wins The Vuelta 2017

Froome won the race by an eventual margin of two minutes and 15 seconds and became the first rider since Bernard Hinault in 1978 to do the Tour de France and Vuelta double. A last stage in Madrid with a special bike, a King of Spain Dogma F10 signed as always by Fausto Pinarello.

Spending an impressive 19 days in red after taking the lead following stage three in Andorra, Froome also secured the white combined classification jersey and battled until the end to make sure of green by just two points.

Froome was flawlessly supported across the three weeks by his team-mates. Wout Poels secured his best-ever Grand Tour result with sixth overall, and along with Mikel Nieve was instrumental in shepherding Froome in the high mountains. Diego Rosa and David Lopez provided superb support in the mountains, as did Gianni Moscon who excelled in his debut Grand Tour. Salvatore Puccio put in his strongest performance across a three-week race, with Christian Knees and Ian Stannard providing rock-solid backup on the flat and early climbs.