Photo gallery: Faces of the 2019 Vuelta a Espana, week 1

by Matt de Neef


The 2019 Vuelta a Espana is already a week old and in that time we’ve seen plenty of impressive rides and the emergence of several interesting storylines. Not least: Miguel Angel Lopez’s on-again-off-again relationship with the red jersey, Nico Roche’s three-day stint with the same, Nairo Quintana’s early aggression, and most recently, the brilliance of rising star Tadej Pogacar.

The gallery below summarises the first week of the Vuelta, as told through the faces of its participants. There are moments of bliss, moments of despair, and plenty of moments in between. We hope you enjoy it.