Stage 17: Vil­ladiego > Los Machu­cos, 180.5km

Cycling Weekly - - Racing -

Win­ner: Ste­fan Denifl (Aut) Aqua Blue Race leader: Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky A week af­ter los­ing their team bus to ar­son, Grand Tour debu­tants Aqua Blue made the head­lines for the right rea­sons thanks to Ste­fan Denifl’s solo vic­tory on this bru­tally steep as­cent. Be­hind the Aus­trian, Chris Froome paid for the ef­fort he’d made in the Logroño time trial, los­ing 42 sec­onds to Vin­cenzo Nibali, who cut the Bri­ton’s over­all lead to 1.16.

El Pis­tolero went out guns blaz­ing

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