Winner Anacona takes 9th stage, Nairo Quintana leads Tour of Spain

Colombian Winner Anacona was victorious in the ninth stage of the Tour of Spain on Sunday as his compatriot Nairo Quintana moved ahead in the general classification.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 31, 2014, 22:11 PM IST
Winner Anacona takes 9th stage, Nairo Quintana leads Tour of Spain

Aramon Valdelinares, Spain: Colombian Winner Anacona was victorious in the ninth stage of the Tour of Spain on Sunday as his compatriot Nairo Quintana moved ahead in the general classification.

Anacona broke clear on the eight kilometre category one climb to the finish of the 185km stage from Carboneras de Guadazon to Aramon Valdelinares to move into fourth place overall with Kazakstan`s Alexey Lutsenko and Italian Damiano Cunego finishing second and third respectively.

Quintana reacted to an attack from Alberto Contador with a kilometre left to take the overall lead from Movistar teammate Alejandro Valverde.

However, it was a disappointing finish for Chris Froome and Valverde as they lost 23 seconds on the final climb.