Stage 20 | Benidorm to Alto de Aitana | Vuelta a España 2016

Sep 11, 2016, 02:20 PM
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In this, the penultimate episode of The Cycling Podcast's coverage of the 2016 Vuelta a Espana, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe assess the mountain stage to Alto de Aitana.

The stage was won by the young French rider Pierre Latour – and Daniel reveals that BMC's Darwin Atapuma possibly misjudged the finish because of poor information from his team car.

The battle for the red jersey did not ignite, although Chris Froome tried to shake Nairo Quintana he was unable to. The same could not be said for the fight for third place. Orica-Bike Exchange played another tactical blinder to move Esteban Chaves back onto the podium at the expense of Alberto Contador.

There are inteviews with Orica's sports director Neil Stephens, Adam Hansen, who is completing his 16th consecutive grand tour this weekend – a run that stretches back to the 2011 Vuelta and includes every Giro, Tour and Vuelta since – and a chat with French stage winner Lilian Calmejane.

The Telegraph Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Eurosport.