Froome wins stage to extend Vuelta lead

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Britain’s Chris Froome has extended his lead in the Vuelta a Espana after winning stage nine.

Froome, leading by 17 seconds at the start of the day, attacked with 500 metres to go and held off Esteban Chaves to win in Cumbre del Sol.

The four-time Tour de France winner now has a 36-second lead over Colombia’s Chaves, who rides for Orica-Scott.

The Teak Sky rider is looking to become the first man to achieve a Tour de France-Vuelta double since 1978.

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