Trentin Claims His Third Win At The Vuelta A Espana

Astana's Miguel Angel Lopez celebrates winning the 11th stage of

However, Froome is bearing down on a historic feat as only the third rider to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year, with just one week to go till the finale in Madrid.

However, the four-second bonus on offer for third place moves the Italian to within 55 seconds of Froome in the leader's red jersey.

Adam Yates, the British rider on Orica-Scott, had raised hopes of a stage victory with a solo attack but he was overhauled on the monster 28-kilometre final climb by Lopez and although he tried to fix himself to the Colombian's wheel, he... "I was really confident".

"I slowed down when he came past me because I couldn't keep the pace".

Saturday's stage was the first of two back-to-back summit finishes which will have a big say in whether Froome succeeds in becoming the first rider in 39 years to win the Tour de France and La Vuelta in the same year.

At the time of going to press, Chris Froome is still leading the pack after he finished second on the 11 stage, 187.5km route from Lorca to Observatorio de Calar Alto.

Moments later he crashed into a bend, coming over the finish line 52 seconds behind Alberto Contador, who finished strongest of the general classification group.

"I'm not happy because I win, I'm happy for my teammates because today we did a very good job and the team all the time trusted me". Rui Costa is a former world champion and a multiple Tour de France stage victor; Rafal Majka has also won three stages on the Tour, plus the polka dot jersey, and his climbing abilities need no introduction.

Victory also moved Lopez up to sixth overall, ahead of Astana teammate and 2015 Vuelta victor Fabio Aru.

"We've seen everything in this Vuelta: crashes, attacks, I think I can expect everything next week", he added.

Race favorite Froome had a mechanical issue with around eight km remaining in the 160.1 km (99 miles) stage from Motril to Antequera Los Dolmones and was forced to change bikes.

More brutal climbs await in Sunday's short and steep 129km stage from Alcala la Real to Sierra Nevada with another special category climb to the finish at 2 500m altitude.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mnuchin: Congress Should Tie Harvey Aid to a Federal Debt Limit Increase
Sep 04, 2017 - 11:40
In either case, traders are wary of the political gamesmanship that's become all too familiar around the debt ceiling. But on Sunday, he said that deadline had moved up due to unexpected new spending on Harvey.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LA Area Wildfire Spurs Hundreds Of Evacuations, Smoke Keeps Others Indoors
Sep 03, 2017 - 16:36
The 210 Freeway, which the fire hopped over shortly after it ignited Friday, also remained closed Saturday. There were no reports of injuries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Preview and Prediction
Sep 03, 2017 - 16:34
Gaillard did get called for a few false start penalties, but that should be corrected by the time the Dawgs head to South Bend. It's a daunting challenge for any visiting quarterback, much less one who was directing a high school offense a year ago.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Delhi's Ghazipur landfill site caves in, three dead
Sep 02, 2017 - 00:54
East Delhi mayor Neema Bhagat, when contacted, said a portion of the garbage mound collapsed because of the rains. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is on the spot to coordinate all relief and rescue operations.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Corinne Opens Up About 'BIP' Shutdown In Emotional Interview
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:25
After weeks of investigation, Warner Bros found that no misconduct occurred the night of the incident and production resumed. Watching the footage later, "It's like I'm watching not me, I'm watching someone else", she said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Erdogan bodyguards indicted for beating pro-Kurdish protesters during his U.S. visit
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:24
On the day of the violence, police detained two members of Erdogan's security detail but released them shortly afterward. All 19 of the defendants have been charged with conspiracy to commit a crime of violence with a hate crime enhancement.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Are consumers ready to give augmented reality a try?
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:24
It's available to developers in preview form today , and as of now works on Google's Pixels and Samsung's Galaxy S8 . ARCore will enable the construction of AR apps on Android, the most widely used mobile platform on the globe.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gators tailback Jordan Scarlett among two suspended for opener against MI
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:22
Freshman wide receiver James Robinsonwas also suspended after he was cited for marijuana possession earlier this month. That brings to 10 the total number of Florida players suspended for Saturday's game in Arlington, Texas.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Second Quarter GDP Hiked to 3% in Latest Revision
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:22
Consumer spending was the main engine for the strength in the second quarter, rising a revised 3.3% in the second quarter. While the private sector surged ahead, however, government spending shrank, especially at the state and local level.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top National Football League cancels Thursday's Texans-Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:20
The team feels it is imperative to get back home to help the Houston community recover from devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The game was previously relocated from NRG Stadium in Houston to AT&T Stadium in Dallas due to the storm.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Astros/Rangers Series Moving to Tropicana Field
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:16
In addition, the Astros' team owners and the club's Astros Foundation announced plans for a $4 million donation to Harvey relief. Multiple reports surfaced early Monday that Major League Baseball was considering a neutral site for the series.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man with only Trump store in America brings merchandise to Missouri
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:09
The main break Republicans want to end is the deduction for state and local taxes. Missouri will be the first stop of many for Trump's tax tour in the coming weeks.

Nadal, Federer set to pounce at injury-hit US Open
Aug 30, 2017 - 01:49
On paper, Halep should progress - but the 30-year-old Russian , who won the US Open title in 2006, has a 6-0 win record over her. You never know what can happen in the future, but playing again with those long trousers is not going to happen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Houston Police officer drowns in flood waters from Hurricane Harvey
Aug 30, 2017 - 01:48
A police officer in his patrol auto reportedly drowned Sunday morning after becoming trapped in the floodwaters in Houston . He was driving to work downtown when high water trapped him near I-45 and Hardy Toll Road, Chron.com first reported .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Original Xbox One Was Discontinued After the S Launched
Aug 30, 2017 - 01:47
On November 7, the Xbox One X launches worldwide and it promises to be the most powerful console ever released. Whether Microsoft decides to keep the Xbox One in United Kingdom or not is still not revealed.