The Courier-Mail

Dumoulin surge

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DUTCH rider Tom Dumoulin edged out Chris Froome in a frantic finale to claim victory and the overall race lead on the 10th stage of Spain’s Vuelta yesterday.

The Giant-Alpecin rider accelerate­d past Froome on the final 100m of a category one climb to the finish of the 168.3km stage from Torrevieja to Cumbre del Sol to win in a time of 4hr 09min 55sec.

Froome, aiming to become just the third man to win the Tour de France and the Vuelta in the same year, was two seconds back, with Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez in third.

Dumoulin now leads the overall standings by 57sec from Rodriguez.

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