Dumoulin plays down lead as Vuelta heads for spectacular climax

Tom Dumoulin says he needs to remain wary of Fabio Aru and Joaquim Rodriguez as he carries a slender three second lead into the final four stages of the 2015 Vuelta a España

9 September 2015
70th Vuelta a Espana
Stage 17 : Burgos - Burgos ITT
1st : DUMOULIN Tom (NED) Giant - Alpecin
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tom Dumoulin won the time trial stage and took over the Vuelta a España on Wednesday in Burgos. and now leads by a slim three seconds over Fabio Aru, which he said is "nothing" with four days to race to the finish in Madrid.

Giant-Alpecin’s captain won the 38.7-kilometre stage with 1-53 minutes on team Astana's Aru.

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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.