Quintana delivers big blow to Froome’s Vuelta hopes

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Chris Froome’s hopes of winning a first Vuelta a Espana suffered a blow when he finished more than two minutes and 30 seconds behind leader Nairo Quintana.

The Team Sky rider missed the day’s breakaway, which featured Quintana, and the Colombian went on to finish second on the 118km stage to Formigal.

Briton Froome now trails Quintana by three minutes 37 seconds with six stages of the three-week race left.

Gianluca Brambilla outsprinted Quintana to win stage 15’s mountain-top finish.

More to follow.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/37271786

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