Chris Froome wins La Vuelta a Espana completing the double along the Tour of France

Chris Froome wins La Vuelta a Espana completing the double along the Tour of France

Chris Froome became the first Englishman to win the Vuelta a Espana, the race that discovered him as a rider for the big stage stages in 2011

A victory more than deserved for the one who was the strongest of a spectacular edition that also dismisses Alberto Contador , one of the greatest in this sport and who hangs the bike after 15 seasons as a professional. Matteo Trentin was the winner of the final sprint.

After winning his fourth Tour de France, he decided to return to the Vuelta to remove, once and for all, a thorn that had been too long nailed. And he succeeded, without discussion and with total merit. He was the strongest in every field and from start to finish.

He dressed in red on the third day in Andorra, and never left that color until Madrid. Its triumph was cemented in the inaugural timepiece of Nimes and it began to consolidate in the Summit of the Sun , where it gained the stage and it removed another thorn, since it was Tom Dumoulin who won the game to him in 2015. crushing Sky, with special mention for Mikel Snow and Wouter Poels, Froome was not intimidated by the continuous attacks of Contador nor by the excellent work of the Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez.

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