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Froome refuses to accept defeat at the Vuelta

Chris Froome (Sky) leads Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Geox-TMC)

Chris Froome (Sky) leads Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Geox-TMC) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) attacked several times on the Alto el Vivero final climb overlooking Bilbao during stage 19 of the Vuelta a Espana but failed to distance race leader Juan Jose Cobo (Geox-TMC). He remains 13 seconds down on the Spaniard with just two easy stages remaining. However he refuses to concede defeat.

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Stephen Farrand
Stephen Farrand

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and Cycling Weekly, among other publications.