Stage 15 | Alcala La Real / Alto Hoya de Mora, Sierra Nevada | Vuelta a España 2017
Arguably the toughest stage of the Vuelta a España took the riders to 2,510 metres and a spectacular finish at Alto Hoya de Mora, Sierra Nevada. It was won by Miguel Angel Lopez who caught and passed Adam Yates, who had launched a long-range bid for victory, in the closing kilometres of the monster climb.
The Cycling Podcast was at the summit and our stage 15 episode includes interviews with some of the stars of the day: Ilnur Zakarin, the Russian who moved up to third overall with a late attack, and Michael Woods, the Canadian who has been one of the revelations of the Vuelta.
We also hear from Chris Froome, who extended his overall lead and controlled the stage with the help of his Sky teammates. But while Vincenzo Nibali and Alberto Contador lost some time, Zakarin and Lopez could emerge as threats as the race enters its third and final week.
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