Froome finally gained seven seconds on Contador

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Britain's Chris Froome clawed his way back into contention in the Vuelta a España yesterday after he dropped overall leader Alberto Contador on one of the race's toughest climbs, the Camperona.

Sir Bradley Wiggins will attempt to defend his Tour of Britain crown

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Cavendish crashed out of the Tour de France the last time he competed on British soil

Chris Froome crosses the finish line

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The Team Sky rider lost 53 seconds to race leader and home favourite Alberto Contador

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Six cyclists at Norway's Fredagsbirken race poisoned after mistaking Omo clothing detergent for a sports drink

Organisers said competitors were warned against storing the bottles near their drinking water

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Wiggins will be defending his title at the event

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After crashing three times in the Tour de France and being forced to abandon as a result of his injuries, Britain’s Chris Froome might have had reason to hope that his run of accidents had finally ended. But on Friday as Froome fell heavily at the Vuelta a Espana, he was proved wrong.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins and Olympic cyclist Laura Trott are among those taking part in the two day cycling festival this weekend

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Vicente de Mateus and Enrico Rossi had to be separated after colliding towards the end of the sixth stage

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