Froome extends lead as Roche loses more time in Vuelta
Nicolas Roche suffered an off-day on Sunday’s 15th stage of the Vuelta a Espana, cracking in the first of the day’s three climbs and losing time from that point on. He eventually crossed the line in 54th place, 16 minutes 18 seconds behind the stage winner Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana).
Roche is now 17th overall, 21 minutes 40 seconds behind Chris Froome. He had been as high as third overall in the race, but has shown fatigue in the past two stages.
In South Africa, Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal had a superb showing on Sunday in the Para-cycling Road World Championships, winning the WB Tandem Road Race for their second gold of the championships.
Chris Froome extended his lead after stage 15