• Tour of Spain

Froome loses ground as Quintana crashes out

ESPN staff
September 2, 2014
Alberto Contador takes a 27 second lead into the final stage © PA Photos

Chris Froome has fallen more than a minute behind at the Tour of Spain following the time trial on stage 10.

World time trial champion Tony Martin won the stage, while Alberto Contador claimed the overall lead as he took advantage of a heavy crash by previous leader Nairo Quintana, who falls to 11th in the standings.

Alejandro Valverde is second going into Wednesday's 153.4 kilometre final stage.

Froome is now one minute and 18 seconds behind Contador after losing time on the technical 36.7km route from Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Veruela to Borja.

Quintana, who hit a road barrier and went over his handlebars, lost three minutes and 28 seconds on the stage. The Colombian took his time returning to his feet before getting on a spare bike to resume the race.

Stage 10 results:

1. Tony Martin (Ger/Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) 47:02"
2. Rigoberto Uran (Col/Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) +15"
3. Fabian Cancellara (Swi/Trek) +18"
4. Alberto Contador (Spa/ Tinkoff-Saxo) +39"
5. Samuel Sanchez (Spa/BMC) +48"
6. Cadel Evans (Aus/BMC) +49"
7. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr/Team Sky) +58"
8. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +1:01"
9. Jesse Sergent (NZ/Trek) +1:13"
10. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +1:32"

Overall classification after stage 10:

1. Alberto Contador (Spa/ Tinkoff-Saxo) 36:45:49"
2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +27"
3. Rigoberto Uran (Col/Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) +59"
4. Winner Anacona (Col/Lampre) +1:12"
5. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +1:18"
6. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa/Katusha) +1:37"
7. Samuel Sanchez (Spa/BMC) +1:41"
8. Fabio Aru (Ita/Astana) +2:27"
9. Robert Gesink (NED/Belkin) +2:38"
10. Damiano Caruso (Ita/Cannondale) +2:59"

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