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Chris Froome’s ‘remarkable’ Vuelta win makes him all-time great, says Sir Dave Brailsford

Chris Froome’s achievement of becoming the first British winner of the Vuelta a Espana makes him “without a doubt” one of the all-time greats of cycling, according to Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford. READ MORE: Froome: Fifth Tour de France title in 2018 is ‘priority and focus’ WATCH MORE: Chicken nuggets & paddling pools – why Froome is so amazing Source link

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Vuelta a Espana: Britain’s Chris Froome completes historic victory in Madrid

Froome was superbly marshalled through the race by his eight Team Sky team-mates Chris Froome has become the first British winner of the Vuelta a Espana after finishing safely in the peloton on Sunday’s final stage in Madrid. The Team Sky rider’s winning margin was two minutes and 15 seconds over Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali. Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin was 36 seconds further back in third. Froome is the third man to complete the Tour de France-Vuelta double in the same year and first in that order. Italy’s Matteo Trentin won the…

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

Chris Froome will win La Vuelta after finishing runner-up on three occasions 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. It probably is my greatest achievement Chris FroomeTeam…

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome maintains lead before deciding stage

Thomas de Gendt won stage 19 in a sprint from a select group of nine riders Britain’s Chris Froome will take a 97-second lead over Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali into the decisive 20th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Saturday’s 117.5km route, which ends with a gruelling 13.2km climb up the Alto de l’Angliru, precedes Sunday’s processional stage to Madrid. Belgium’s Thomas de Gendt won stage 19 in Gijon on Friday by reeling in Ivan Garcia Cortina of Spain. Garcia faded to finish third, with Colombia’s Jarlinson Pantano in second. Team…

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome extends lead over Vincenzo Nibali after stage 18

Stage winner Sander Armee rides for the Lotto-Soudal team Chris Froome extended his lead over Vincenzo Nibali as Belgium’s Sander Armee claimed a solo victory on stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana. Team Sky rider Froome, 32, whose overall advantage was cut on Wednesday, attacked late on the 169km stage to pick up 21 seconds on Italy’s Nibali and lead him by one minute 37 seconds. Armee finished 31 seconds ahead of Alexey Lutsenko and Giovanni Visconti. There are two stages left before Sunday’s parade into Madrid. Froome broke…

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome has lead cut as Stefan Denifl wins stage 17

Stefan Denifl rides for Aqua Blue Sport, who are competing in their first major tour Britain’s Chris Froome had his lead cut by 42 seconds as Austrian Stefan Denifl won stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espana. Froome, who won Tuesday’s time trial, struggled on the gruelling final climb to Los Machucos, conceding time to second placed Vincenzo Nibali. The Italian, who finished fourth on the stage, now trails Froome by one minute and 16 seconds overall. Aqua Blue Sport rider Denifl won by 28 seconds ahead of Spain’s Alberto…

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome widens his lead with victory in stage 16’s time trial

Froome is aiming to become just the third rider to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year Britain’s Chris Froome extended his overall lead at the Vuelta a Espana with victory in stage 16’s time trial. The 32-year-old Team Sky rider was untouchable as he completed the 40.2km course in 47 minutes. Vincenzo Nibali began the day one minute and one second behind Froome but was 57 seconds slower, despite a strong performance to finish third. Froome now leads the Italian by one minute and 58…

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Vuelta a Espana: Miguel Angel Lopez wins stage 15 as Chris Froome widens lead

Froome is aiming to become just the third rider to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year Chris Froome increased his overall lead on another tough day in the mountains at the Vuelta a Espana as Miguel Angel Lopez impressively won stage 15. Colombian Astana rider Lopez arrived alone at the 2,510m summit of the Alto Hoya de la Mora after overtaking Briton Adam Yates in the final kilometres. Froome countered Vincenzo Nibali’s move on the final climb and widened his advantage over him by six…

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome protects his overall lead as Rafal Majka wins stage

Froome is aiming to become just the third rider to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year Chris Froome protected his overall lead at the Vuelta a Espana but lost four seconds to Vincenzo Nibali as Rafal Majka claimed a breakaway victory on stage 14’s summit finish. Team Sky’s Froome countered several attacks from Nibali on the day’s final climb, but the Italian pushed on to take the time bonus for third place. The Briton, who finished fourth, is now 55 seconds clear of his rival….

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