Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome almost assured of win as Alberto Contador shines

September 9, 2017 2:08 pm0 commentsViews: 7
Chris Froome crosses the finish line on stage 20

Chris Froome has effectively become the first Briton to win the Vuelta a Espana as Alberto Contador won the penultimate stage of this year’s race.

Contador, who retires after the race, surged clear on the gruelling 13.2km ascent of Alto de Angliru.

Team Sky’s Froome was third, 17 seconds behind Contador but 34 clear of Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali to extend his lead over the Italian to two minutes, 15 seconds.


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