Tuesday September 5th, 2017

Stage 16Circuito de Navarra / Logroño

Start 13h32 (Local time)

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Stage summary05.09.2017

Froome dominates the time-trial

Chris Froome (Team Sky) made the most of the ITT set at Logroño on Tuesday, claiming a second stage victory at La Vuelta 2017 and extending his GC lead. With a time of 47'00” to cover 40.2km, the British rider gained 29” on Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) and 57” on Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), still 2nd overall but with a delay up to 1'58”. Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) makes it into the top 5 of the race for the first time this year. With many mountain challenges still ahead of...

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Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo): “I'm happy. I would have been very happy if I'd won the stage, but I'm happy. Furthermore, I didn't have time checks. I didn't know what the gaps were with my rivals, I was bit in the unknown. It was a good time-trial, and I'm even more motivated because the legs didn't hurt when I woke up. That means we made the most of the rest day and now let's see what we can do in this this last week. I knew it would be almost impossible for me to win such a flat...

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Chris Froome (Team Sky), stage winner and overall leader: “I was just riding at the speed that I thought best. I wasn't really getting that many time checks from the car so I didn't really know where I was. I presumed it was probably not good news so I was a bit worried half-way through but only coming in the last 6-7km I found out I was on track to fight for the stage. It's a big relief and obviously I'm super happy to be in this position. That's an amazing feeling to extend my lead and...

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