The American is helping escort his Cannondale – Drapac teammates across Spain but also has a stage win on his mind.
This Vuelta a España sees a different version of Froome. The stubborn and tenacious qualities of his character are coming into play.
Quintana content to ride into Vuelta's first rest day with the red jersey, but he's wary of Froome, who lurks in third overall, riding
American Kiel Reijnen is racing the first grand tour of his career and said he's enjoying the experience in Spain.
Ben King of Cannondale – Drapac is daydreaming about eating a burger as he tries to secure a contract for next season.
The Vuelta's top overall favorites play it conservatively in stage 9 with Monday's challenging climb to Lagos de Covadona looming
Alberto Contador bounces back from stage 7 crash with strong stage 8 ride to gain time on all of his rivals bar Nairo Quintana
After a quiet first week at the Vuelta, Nairo Quintana roars to life in stage 8
Steven Kruijswijk and his LottoNL – Jumbo squad seek compensation after a metal post leads to a serious crash in the Vuelta's stage 5
The Vuelta a Espana peloton has been decimated by crashes and illness. In the first week of racing, 12 riders have abandoned the Spanish