Chris Froome maintained his overall lead at the Vuelta a Espana following a fast-paced stage 10 which saw Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) take the stage win.
Froome safely negotiated a treacherous descent in the final 20km in difficult conditions on a rain-affected resumption of racing following Monday’s rest day.
Nicolas Roche (BMC) was the only GC contender who was able to move up the standings, escaping a group of top contenders on the Collado Bermejo descent to stay clear and move joint second with Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott).
“I wasn’t prepared to take any risks today, I’m in such a good position and I knew there was a lot of road from the bottom of the climb to the finish line so I just took it easy with my teammates and kept everything together”, said Froome.
“We’re in a fantastic position and I wasn’t going to risk it pushing on that descent.
“I think Nico [Roche] did a great ride, he seems to be in fantastic form in the Vuelta and congratulations to him. He’s sitting tied second now so he’s done a really good ride.”