Chris Froome happy to hold back and in control with eye on tough Vuelta a España stage 15

The Vuelta race leader and his team waited before responding to attacks with an eye on saving energy a short and mountainous stage 15 on Sunday

Chris Froome celebrates another day in red at the Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome is saving the fireworks display for another day with the Vuelta a España's overall classification in mind and a tough stage 15 to Sierra Nevada tomorrow.

Froome calmly and effectively defended the race leader's red jersey against attacks today on the Pandera finish and saved any extra energy for another day. On Sunday, the race climbs two major passes to finish at 2510 metres in the Sierra Nevada ski station.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.