Chris Froome, second on stage, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage 10 ITT

Probably the best word to describe Chris Froome as he stood on the podium of the Tour of Spain in the leader's red jersey in the Tour of Spain would be - thunderstruck.

The Kenya-born Briton has been racing as Wiggins' wingman in the mountains of the Vuelta, riding strongly in Sierra Nevada and again on the Covatilla. He was also up there with Wiggins on the two punchy steep uphill finishes in Valdepeñas de Jaen and El Escorial.

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