The ones I can think of who missed this Vuelta are Sagan, Froome, Contador, Wiggins, Evans and Cavendish. I'm not including Andy Schleck because he's just a big name.
Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
Froome, and Contador weren't in the Giro but neither were Rodriguez, Valverde, Cancellara, or Gilbert who all were in the Vuelta.
It's more appropriate to compare the line up in the Vuelta with that of the Giro and if you do the Vuelta holds its own.
Did they, and Froome get an appearance fee to come? I know some people in Colorado and they are pretty excited that Froome was rcing until they figured out he was along for the ride.
Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
It smelled of appearance fee to me. But I could be wrong...