Vincenzo Nibali: Chris Froome showing 'no sign of weakness' despite time loss

Chris Froome's main rival in the 2017 Vuelta a España, Vincenzo Nibali, says that the race leader did not show weakness despite losing time on stage 17

Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Sky's Chris Froome "absolutely" did not show any weakness on the Vuelta a España's steep Machuos summit finish, says rival Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida).

Froome maintains the red leader's jersey after losing 42 seconds to Nibali and 1-16 minutes to Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo). Stefan Denifl (Aqua Blue Sport) won the stage from an escape.

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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.