Stage 19 | Xàbia to Calp | Vuelta a España 2016

Sep 09, 2016, 06:45 PM

In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe sit down for a post-stage drink on the beach at Calpe to discuss the 19th stage of the Vuelta a Espana.

The 37-kilometre time trial offered Chris Froome an opportunity to gain time on race leader Nairo Quintana and give himself a slim chance of overall victory on Saturday's final mountain stage to the Alto de Aitana.

And Froome took full advantage on the narrow, twisty and technical course, winning the stage and moving to within a minute and 21 seconds of Quintana.

Lionel and Daniel ask whether Froome gained as much as, or more than, expected or whether Quintana was playing it safe knowing he had a comfortable cushion.

They also analyse the other changes to the top ten positions, assess the Vuelta's entertainment quality and look ahead to tomorrow's Alto de Aitana summit finish.

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