Tom Dumoulin takes Vuelta a España lead as Chris Froome roars back

Fierce battle to summit finish on stage nine sees Dumoulin retake race lead, while Froome proves his appetite for the Vuelta/Tour double

Tom Dumoulin wins stage nine of the 2015 Vuelta a España, with Chris Froome just visible behind (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) won stage nine on the Vuelta a Espana, inheriting the overall lead from Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) in the process.

The Dutchman has been chasing the leader’s jersey for most of the first week, and finally cracked his Colombian rival Chaves on the horrendously steep climb to the finish.

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