Valverde proves the big winner on the day while Froome slips off the podium and perhaps out of the hunt
The Sky rider is finding the Vuelta a tough slog, but he's not waving the white flag just yet
Only one minute divides the leading four and Contador is the man to beat after Wednesday’s test against the clock
Froome, Contador still favored to win Vuelta
Rodriguez beats rival Froome to the line in stage 6 as both put time on Contador
“It was a race in the crosswinds. Crashes happen in the crosswinds. That’s just part of bike racing,” says Froome
Alberto Contador animates race as Alejandro Valverde wins stage 3, takes lead at 2012 Vuelta a España
Alejandro Valverde takes the stage and the jersey, but Alberto Contador shows he's out for blood
Racing as undisputed leader of Team Sky "is an opportunity of a lifetime,” says Froome
One is ascending into the sport's spotlight, the other is its dethroned king. The Vuelta showdown could be the battle of the season
Urán, Porte, Swift also head to Spain for Tour de France-winning British squad
Bradley Wiggins is the top favorite for Wednesday's Olympic time trial, but a young American is looking to spoil
The race leader and top domestique Chris Froome go one-two in the final race against the clock
Despite saying he could win the race if he were not on Team Sky, Froome says his job is to keep the boss in yellow
Africa-born Brit has fought an obscure, waterborne disease for years and nearly didn't make the 2012 Tour roster for Sky
Who’d have known the only team that could beat Sky was Sky itself?
Chris Froome may appear to be the stronger of the two, but team bosses say he must support Bradley Wiggins
Sky management shows nerves after top domestique drops yellow jersey
Wiggins and the Brits have put their rivals in a position to attack and attack they will
Fabian Cancellara and Tony Martin did their best, but it wasn't enough against Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome
Monday's stage to Besancon is the first of two major tests against the clock in this Tour. Which GC contenders will tell the boldest truth?
Chris Froome showed amazing strength on Saturday, but says it's all at Bradley Wiggins' disposal
Andrew Hood’s Tour Notebook, stage 1: Punctures deflate Velits’, Froome’s chances; Holm bullish on Leipheimer
Andrew Hood contributes a daily notebook from the 2012 Tour de France
Chris Froome hopes to ride his runner-up finish at the 2011 Vuelta a España into bigger things in 2012.
Even with the unexpected overall Vuelta victory of Juan José Cobo, Chris Froome’s second overall caught most – if not all – observers completely off-guard. Among the most surprised was Fromme himself.
Dreams of overall victory at the Vuelta a España came crashing down for Team Sky under a lethal onslaught from Juanjo Cobo (Geox-TMC), who tore away from the tandem of Wiggins and Froome with 5km to go on the Angliru and turned a 55-second deficit into a 20-second lead.
On paper, Angliru favors Christopher Froome over Bradley Wiggins. It will be interesting to see how Sky plays it out once the race is under way. Will Team Sky put the brakes on Froome if he's flying again and Wiggins is just barely hanging on?
GRINDELWALD, Switzerland (AFP) - Britain's Chris Froome admitted he experienced one of his toughest days as a bike racer as the Tour of Switzerland peloton fought rain, cold and poor visibility on stage 3 Monday.