Stage 10 | Lugones to Lagos de Covadonga | Vuelta a España 2016

Aug 29, 2016, 09:32 PM

August 29 | The Vuelta a España entered the high mountains of Asturias on Tuesday and The Telegraph Cycling Podcast was at the spectacular summit of Lagos de Covadonga as Nairo Quintana won the stage to reclaim the leader’s red jersey.

Behind Quintana, Chris Froome performed a trick that is now familiar. He was dropped close to the foot of the 12km final climb but, with help from Team Sky teammates Peter Kennaugh and David Lopez, gradually fought his way back. At the summit he finished third, conceding only 25 seconds to Quintana to remain third overall and still very much in contention for overall victory.

We hear from Lopez, who tells the podcast that Froome’s tactic is to ride at his own pace, partly in order to avoid “playing games” with Quintana and Alberto Contador. There are also interviews with Robert Gesink, who featured in the day’s breakaway and almost hung on to win the stage, and Joe Dombrowski, another member of the break. And we hear from the deposed leader, David de la Cruz, whose spell in the red jersey lasted just one day – but he tells us that he enjoyed every second of it.

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