Quintana regains Vuelta lead after a dominant victory on Lagos de Covadonga

Nairo Quintana regained the overall lead of the Vuelta a Espana with a superb solo victory on Lagos de Covadonga.

The Movistar rider left his rivals behind with an attack 3.5km from the line and hung on to beat Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo) into second place by 24 seconds and Chris Froome (Sky) into third by 25 seconds.

With previous leader David de la Cruz (Etixx – Quick-Step) having earlier been dropped, Quintana moves back to the top of the general classification and opens up leads of 57 seconds over second-placed Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and 58 seconds over Froome.

Vuelta a Espana 2016 – stage 10 results (Lugones – Lagos de Covadonga):

1 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

4:50:31

2 Robert Gesink (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+24”

3 Christopher Froome (Sky)

+25”

4 Omar Fraile (Dimension Data)

+28”

5 Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

 ,,

6 Michele Scarponi (Astana)

 ,,

7 Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange)

+01’02”

8 Alberto Contador (Tinkoff)

+01’05”

9 Simon Yates (Orica-BikeExchange)

+01’09”

10 Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)

+01’11”

 

General classification after stage 10:

1 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

38:37:07

2 Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

+57”

3 Christopher Froome (Sky)

+58”

4 Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange)

+02’09”

5 Alberto Contador (Tinkoff)

+02’54”

6 Leopold Konig (Sky)

+02’57”

7 David De La Cruz (Etixx – Quick-Step)

+03’03”

8 Simon Yates (Orica-BikeExchange)

+03’06”

9 Michele Scarponi (Astana)

+03’14”

10 Samuel Sanchez (BMC)

+03’20”

 

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