Chris Froome safely keeps Vuelta a España lead on stage 19 as De Gendt wins from break

General classification rivals finish together on stage 19 with Saturday's big mountain stage looming large - Thomas De Gendt claims stage victory from the day's escape group

Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali during the 2017 Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) safely kept his race lead in the Vuelta a España as there was no change to the general classification after stage 19, despite a concerted attack by Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) in the stage's finale.

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