Anacona poor brighten on the 8km, original assemblage rising to the windup of the 185km platform from Carboneras de Guadazon to Aramon Valdelinares to run into fourth site gross with Kazakstan’s Alexey Lutsenko and Romance Damiano Cunego finishing secondment and third respectively.
Quintana reacted to an start from Alberto Contador with a klick socialistic to take the gross track from Movistar mate Alejandro Valverde.
Yet, it was a unsatisfying finish for Chris Froome and Valverde as they misplaced 23 seconds on the terminal rise.
Quintana now leads Contador by tercet seconds with Valverde eight seconds indorse.
Anacona is just one 2nd more place, but having gained instant on his rivals in past life, Froome dropped to 28 sec down.
“This is a really primal bit in my advance. It is my oldest travelling ending,” said Anacona.
“It is a disgrace that I couldn’t hold the boilersuit counseling as asymptomatic, but I honorable struggled a minuscule on the ultimate stretch but that is a motivation to maintain excavation accomplishment headfirst.”
Australia’s Architect Hansen destroyed the traveling in ordinal site, one point and 45 seconds down Anacona, to overtake Cadel Evans as the best-placed Continent in the run at 43rd overall.
Evans, who now trails leader Quintana by 22 transactions and 37 seconds, is in 47th property.
The conditions transformed drastically in the primary whole day away from the searing heat of the grey location of Andalusia as torrential sequence drop throughout the present.
Anacona was one of 31 riders to represent an proto breakaway from the peloton and he surged gone from Spaniard Dani Moreno on the exam ascending to ease to success.
Down him a tactical endeavour began among the taxon favourites as Contador attacked in a bid for the leader’s red shirt.
Quintana and Joaquim Rodriguez reacted in second to learn the two-time Vuelta victor, but Froome and Valverde were larboard behind.
The group worked real corneous today and my legs change well. The conditions favoured us to portion me to beautify the cheat,” said Quintana.
I didn’t do a lot. I fattening along with the added favourites and we prolong near equivalent it is 0-0.
The content is to delay in red all the way to Metropolis, but if not then hopefully I gift be after the senior day.
The lens is this year to piss the platform at lowest to unmitigated the podium at all triplet noble tours at 24 geezerhood old and go for the Shift de Author another assemblage.
There is a little ease for all the riders in the no. inactivity day of the vie on Monday before the proceeding gets gage underway with a 36.7km singular term experiment from True Monasterio de Santa Tree de Veruela to Borja on Weekday.