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Fates Of Riders At Vuelta A Espana

October 12, 2016

All eyes had been on Chris Froome in the Vuelta a Espana event.

He had been in the lead when he attacked Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador. He lost out time for both. As a result, he had a difficult day at the event. Nario moved into the leading [position. This occurred at the eighth stage of the race, which was at La Camperona. Froome from Team Sky started the battle with the other contenders. He accelerated when there was about 1.3 km to finish. He distanced both Alberto as well as Alejandro. He was unable to shake off Quintana however.

The Columbian then launched a counterattack about 200 m later. Froome then had to fall away as a result. Quintana has definitely shown his skills in the tour and it has been one of his best performances for the season. He finished with a timing of 5 min 14 seconds. He tore away the position from Sergey Lagutin who had held the position, but fell back about 33 seconds behind Quintana. Leader of the previous race Darwin Atapuma of BMC Racing dropped out of the race and that helped Quintana to move to the top position. Valverde is placed second and Froome is placed third.

Contador had a tough battle to fight, but even then he was able to hold on to his performance. He suffered a crash on Friday. Stage eight saw him with bandages on his left leg. When the climbing segments arrived, Quintana proved to be the strongest amongst everyone. Lagutin was side by side with Axel Domont as well as Perrig Quemeneur in the climb segment, which comprised the last 500 m of the race. It was definitely a race which was full of surprises for viewers as well as the participants, especially the last leg of the tour.