Vuelta a Espana 2017 : Stage 16 – Froome zooms further from his rivals

Today’s 40.2km ITT from the Navarran race circuit to Logrono is where many speculated that Chris Froome would effectively wrap up his first overall victory in the Vuelta. It’s hard to argue otherwise as he took his second stage win to extend his GC lead by 29 secs on runner-up Wilco Kelderman (third overall) and almost a minute on Vincenzo Nibali, still second overall 1:58 back. Of course, there’s still four tough stages to negotiate but as Froome is about to spend his 15th day in red, emulating luminaries such as Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil and Pedro Delgado, you wouldn’t bet against him.
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Vuelta Tweets of the Week: A new bromance, a boy bus and riding without regrets

It was an odd week at the Vuelta – a lot of drama but not the big stages we were hoping for. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a big Vuelta Tweets of the Week – because we do! We have a new bromance, courtesy of Quick-Step, Aqua Blue resilience, Baby Blackbird without regrets, and Spartacus finishes his first triathlon.
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