There was some stunning scenery on the stage 18 route as Chris Froome extended his overall lead at La Vuelta.

Froome was well protected as the inclines increased as well as the attacks from his rivals

Froome was well protected as the inclines increased as well as the attacks from his rivals

Fabio Aru (Astana) was the only one able to escape the leader's group

Fabio Aru (Astana) was the only one able to escape the leader's group

But he was unable to stop runaway stage winner Sander Armée

But he was unable to stop runaway stage winner Sander Armée

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) and Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac) were the only GC contenders able to match Froome's final attack

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) and Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac) were the only GC contenders able to match Froome's final attack

Teamwork.

Teamwork.

Another day in red for Froome

Another day in red for Froome

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