Froome extends lead at Spanish Vuelta — Sports Digest

Froome extends lead at Spanish Vuelta — Sports Digest

Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez won the mountainous 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta Sunday while Tour de France victor Chris Froome tacked a few seconds onto his overall lead.

Saturday's stage was the first of two back-to-back summit finishes which will have a big say in whether Froome succeeds in becoming the first rider in 39 years to win the Tour de France and La Vuelta in the same year.

Now second in the mountains classification behind the Italian Davide Villella, Majka entering the last week with ambition.

Katusha's Ilnur Zakarin was next ahead of Alberto Contador (Trek-Sagafredo) and Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott), dropping Chaves further behind Froome in the overall standings as he finished 26 seconds behind the Briton.

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Froome, a four-time Tour champion, has finished the Vuelta runner-up three times.

Wilco Kelderman moved into third place overall at 2:17 behind Froome.

Chris Froome (Sky) extended his overall lead in the race by another six seconds by distancing his closest rival, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) on the final climb.

"I wanted to be courageous and see what would happen behind me, but Sky has a very powerful group and it was complicated", Contador said.

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"I nearly got to go home", explained the Polish suffering during the first week.

Victory also moved Lopez up to sixth overall, ahead of Astana teammate and 2015 Vuelta victor Fabio Aru. Four bonus seconds to Nibali that's alright - I'll take that for today and safe my legs for tomorrow. "We have seen everything at this Vuelta. crashes, attacks".

On Sunday, a seat at one of the most feared of the test with a top finish of Alto Hoya de la Mora, in the Sierra Nevada, to over 2 500 m of altitude.

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"At the end of a really hard week it's going to be one of the most decisive stages of this year's Vuelta", added Froome.

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