Nairo Quintana beats Froome to Vuelta a Espana victory

It's his second victory on a Grand Tour

BY Raf Diallo 19:37 Sunday 11 September 2016, 19:37 11 Sep 2016

La Vuelta cycle race Movistar Team's cyclist Nairo Quintana of Colombia, on the podium after receiving the leaders red shirt at the end of the 13th stage between Bilbao and Urdax Dantxarinea 213,4 kilometers (132,6 miles), of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race that finish in Bilbao, northern Spain, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Colombia's Nairo Quintana has won the La Vuelta a Espana.

The Movistar Team rider beat Britain's Chris Froome to take victory in one of cycling's grand tours..

Three-time Tour de France winner Froome ended up over a minute away from the winner in the general classification, after Sunday's run in Madrid.

The final stage, a largely noncompetitive procession to the finish line, was won by Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen.

Quintana has previously won the Giro d'Italia in 2014.


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