Quintana preserves Spanish Vuelta lead as Drucker wins stage
PENISCOLA, Spain (AP) Nairo Quintana of Colombia comfortably held on to his Spanish Vuelta lead as Jean-Pierre Drucker of Luxembourg sprinted to win Monday's flat stage in northeastern Spain.
Quintana maintained his advantage of 3 minutes, 37 seconds over Britain's Chris Froome at the end of the 156.4-kilometer (97.1-mile) run from Alcaniz to Peniscola. Esteban Chaves of Colombia remained third overall, 20 seconds back, followed closely by Spaniard Alberto Contador.
The uneventful 16th stage, the last before the race's final rest day Tuesday, came after a three-day mountain marathon in which Quintana built his significant lead over Froome.
Drucker outsprinted German riders Rudiger Selig and Nikias Arndt to clinch Monday's victory for BMC Racing Team.