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Five talking points from stage 17 of the Vuelta a España

Nairo Quintana tried to seal the Vuelta a Espa a title on stage 17 but a huge effort by Chris Froome meant the Sky man is still in contention Chris Froome still has a slim chance Chris Froome on stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espa a (Watson) Nairo Quintana 1 almost delivered the knockout blow to Chris Froome 2 on stage 17, but the Team Sky man s glass jaw ensured he stayed in (distant) contention for the Vuelta a Espa a 3 title.

We re seeing the complete opposite Quintana to the one we saw at the Tour de France in July 4 .

Here he is relentlessly throwing down attacks on the key climbs to put his rivals under pressure.

Alberto Contador fighting to stay in Vuelta a España contention

Alberto Contador admits he can’t afford to lose any more time if he’s to have a chance of winning a fourth Vuelta a Espa a title Three-time winner Alberto Contador 1 is fighting to stay in contention for the 2016 Vuelta a Espa a after losing time in the first three days this week to favourites, including Chris Froome 2 (Team Sky).

Contador and his Tinkoff 3 team lost 52 seconds in the opening team time trial to stage winners Sky 4 .

The following day, when the Vuelta delivered a 30% final climb from its menu, he paid again.

Alberto Contador still planning to launch his own professional team

Alberto Contador may set up a UCI Continental team through his foundation, to give riders on his U23 and junior squads the chance to go professional He may have signed for Trek-Segafredo for the 2017 season, but Alberto Contador is still eyeing up having his own professional team one day.

The Spaniard hinted that he may even ride for his own team next year, when he changed his mind about retirement after a strong start to the season, but his contract with Trek has lessened the haste of setting up a team.

With a junior and U23 team already in place, under the name rh+/Polartec, the Alberto Contador Foundation is still also looking at the best way to launch a professional team to the peloton