Chris Froome strengthens grip on Vuelta a España red jersey as Vincenzo Nibali dropped on stage 18

Chris Froome extends his lead to 1-36 going into final three stages

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) made amends for losing time on Wednesday's stage to Los Machucos by distancing Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) on the final climb of stage 18 to extend his lead out to 1-37 on a stage won by Sander Armée (Lotto-Soudal) from the day's early break.

The red jersey had come under pressure on two of the day's three earlier climb, as Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) and Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) launched a number of attacks, before Fabio Aru (Astana) was able to get away with around 40km remaining.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.