Chris Froome: still a chance to win the Vuelta a Espana

British Vuelta a Espana overall contender Chris Froome says he is riding into form in the race

Chris Froome escapes with Alberto Contador on stage sixteen of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Sky's Chris Froome still believes in his chances to take control of the Vuelta a España before it ends in Santiago de Compostela on Sunday. He currently sits third overall, 1-39 minutes behind race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo).

"I am very happy with how my body is responding," Froome said. "Definitely, I came into the race a little short and I hoped to feel more comfortable starting with the second week. I think my evolution shows that.

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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.