With talk of starting the Giro d'Italia in the United States or Japan, making the long journey back to Italy could be too much.
Orica-GreenEdge to focus on stage wins at the Tour, which will allow up-and-comer Esteban Chaves to focus on GC glory in the Giro, Vuelta.
Kris Boeckmans was injured in a high-speed crash during stage 8 of the Vuelta a Espana, and his recovery will be a long process.
After three weeks of hard racing, the Vuelta peloton enters Madrid for the finale.
The Cannondale-Garmin team has a rough Vuelta — crashes, illness — but its young riders soldier on and leave Spain with experience,
Rafal Majka stayed with the top contenders in Spain and was able to ride into third place on the race's final weekend.
Degenkolb caps off a great Vuelta for the Giant-Alpecin outfit and Aru confirms his first-career grand tour victory.
The German sprinter closed the Vuelta a Espana with a stage win and is now preparing to take on the peloton in Richmond.
The Vuelta is often a launchpad for young riders' careers. Here are five riders who had breakthrough performances this year.
Fabio Aru won a Spanish grand tour that was filled with crashes, abandonments, and an ejection.