Swiss rider Mathias Frank (IAM Cycling) soloed to victory on one of the demanding stages of this year’s Vuelta, prevailing at top of the incredibly steep Alto Mas de la Costa at the end of the Camins del Penyagolosa. Frank earned his team their second victory in this edition after Jonas Van Genechten.

As the battle for the stage win took place up the road, Contador tried to gain time on the other GC contenders. The Spaniard attacked the group of favourites and was joined by Quintana and Chaves. They were then joined by Froome, who had initially struggled to respond to Contador’s acceleration, and the four finished together.

Here are onboard highlights from the stage:



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