Cycling

Froome maintains grip on Vuelta

Chris Froome retained his advantage of La Vuelta as Thomas De Gendt won a sprint finish out of the breakaway to keep the Spaniards waiting for a stage victory in their home race. Team Sky’s Froome, bidding to become the first man to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same season since ...

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Froome back in charge at Vuelta

Chris Froome reasserted his authority on Stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana to end the day with a 97-second lead. Team Sky’s race leader regained 21 seconds lost to Vincenzo Nibali the previous day with just two meaningful days’ racing remaining. Froome will become just the third man to complete a Tour de France-Vuelta double in the same season ...

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Froome's Vuelta lead decreases

Chris Froome lost some of his Vuelta a Espana lead in a brutal climb that challenged riders in a 17th stage won by Stefan Denifl of Austria on Wednesday. Froome, coming off a comfortable time-trial victory on Tuesday, was struggling as he rode up the steep Los Machucos hill at the end of the 180.5-kilometer [112.1-mile] stage. The Tour de ...

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