Completed the ninth stage of the 82nd version of the Spanish race.
On the next mountain stage in the breakaway of the day qualified 10 riders. However, the main group is now fully controlled all the actions of the fugitives and did not allow another victory from the breakaway.
All the fun started on the final first category mountain Cumbre del Sol. The last kilometer of the ascent of captain Sky Christopher froome powerfully attacked twice on the first pull Briton could meet Chavez and woods, but re-attack the owner of the red tops remained uncovered.
Christopher froome won the fourth time a stage on the Vuelta and increased his advantage in personal offset of up to 36 seconds.
The results of the ninth stage:
1. Christopher Froome (UK, Sky) – 4:07,13
2. Esteban Chaves (Colombia, Orica-Scott) – 0,04
3. Michael Woods (Canada, Cannondale-Drapac) – 0,05
4. Wilco, Kelderman (Netherlands, Team Sunweb)
5. Ilnur Zakarin (Russia, Katusha)
Overall standings after nine stages:
1. Christopher Froome (UK, Sky) – 27.46,51
2. Esteban Chaves (Colombia, Orica-Scott) – 0,28
3. Nicolas Roche (Ireland, BMC) – 0,41
4. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy, Bahrain-Merida) – 0,53
5. TJ van Garderen (USA, BMC) – 0,58
On Monday at the Vuelta-2017 rest day, and the next day the participants of the race will pass stage with a first category mountain and downhill.
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