Cycling: Frank Wins Vuelta 17th Stage, Quintana Stays In Lead

Cycling: Frank wins Vuelta 17th stage, Quintana stays in lead

LLUCENA, Spain, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) - Switzerland's Mathias Frank broke away on a gruelling summit finish to win Wednesday's 17th stage of the Vuelta a Espana as overall leader Nairo Quintana remained comfortably ahead of Chris Froome.

Frank was part of a large group of escapees who burst free of the peloton early into the 177.

5-kilometre stage from Castellon, with the IAM Cycling rider pulling clear on the Alto Mas de la Costa to finish in 4hr 34min 38sec.

Team Sky's Leopold Konig was second, six seconds behind the Swiss, while Dutchman Robert Gesink of Lotto came third. Colombian Quintana stayed 3:37 ahead of Tour de France champion Froome as the top four in the general classification, which includes Esteban Chaves and Alberto Contador, all crossed the line together over three minutes behind the stage winner.