Chris Froome leads protest delaying start of Vuelta a España stage 11

The protest was over the three-second rule that riders say should have applied on stage 10

Chris Froome at the start of stage 11 of the Vuelta a España 2020 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Chris Froome was among a number of riders at the Vuelta a España who delayed the start of stage 11 in protest over the three-second rule that wasn't applied on stage 10.

The riders stayed put on the start line when they were supposed to start the mountainous stage 11, with Chris Froome off his bike at the front of the rollout and remonstrating with race organisers.

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