Stage 16 | Circuito de Navarra / Logroño | Vuelta a España 2017
The Vuelta a España resumed after its rest day with an individual time trial from the motor racing circuit in Navarra to Logroño in Rioja.
Chris Froome tightened his grip on the leader’s red jersey by winning the stage ahead of Team Sunweb’s Wilco Kelderman and extending his overall lead on Vincenzo Nibali to almost two minutes.
Lionel Birnie has rejoined the race, replacing Richard Moore, and he joins Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes to discuss the stage.
We hear from Froome’s rest day press conference and discuss his stage-racing tactics as he attempts to become the first rider to complete the double by winning the Tour de France and Vuelta a España since the Vuelta switched to its late summer slot on the calendar.
Two AG2R riders were pulled out of the race by their team after they were filmed holding onto the team car as they climbed Sierra Nevada on Sunday.
And we hear from Trek’s Luca Guercilena on the subject of salary caps in professional cycling.
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