Froome, Nibali, Aru, Bardet, Contador headline Vuelta a Espana provisional start list

The general classification battle at the Vuelta a Espana is beginning to take shape as the organisers have released the provisional start list for the final Grand Tour of the season. Tour de France champion Chris Froome (Team Sky), Fabio Aru (Astana), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) are all confirmed for the three-week race, which begins in Nimes on August 19.

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