Chris Froome secures historic Vuelta a España overall victory, as Alberto Contador wins on Angliru

Chris Froome all but secures the overall victory in the 2017 Vuelta a España as Alberto Contador takes stage win on the race's final mountain

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) has all but secured the overall victory in the 2017 Vuelta a España after finishing third behind stage winner Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) on the race's final mountain day on Saturday.

All that remains for Froome to secure a historic first Vuelta a España victory for a British rider is to safely navigate Sunday's flat stage into Madrid. It will also be the first time a British rider has achieved the Tour de France-Vuelta double.

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