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Is it sporting and Basque? Yeah, I probably support it. Unless it is Real Sociedad, then my liking for Athletic Club Bilbao says "No!".

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Agreed. Plus we (Glory) still have some unfinished business with Wollongong Wolves to resolve if we were ever to face off in an A-League Grand Final.

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That concludes The Roar‘s live coverage of a thrilling tenth stage in the 2016 Vuelta a Espana. Thank you for joining me for tonight’s nail-bitter to Lagos de Covadonga.

Tomorrow is the first rest day of the race so remember to rejoin me on Wednesday for Stage 11 as the Vuelta a Espana continues to throw challenging summit finishes at the riders.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Nairo Quintana moves back into the red jersey after ‘loaning” the jersey to Etixx – Quick-Step’s David de la Cruz for a day. After regaining the red jersey can the Colombian now hold it all the way through to Madrid? History may be in Quintana’s favour as Alberto Contador did just that in 2014 after winning the stage to Lagos de Covadonga.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

So that is two riders in the top 10 of the General Classification now for Australian team Orica BikeExchange with Esteban Chaves sitting in fourth, two minutes and nine seconds adrift of race leader Nairo Quintana, and Simon Yates in eighth, three minutes and six seconds adrift.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

[Provisional Result] 2016 Vuelta a Espana – General Classification after Stage 10
01. Nairo Quintana of Movistar Team… 38:37:07″
02. Alejandro Valverde of Movistar Team… +0:57″
03. Chris Froome of Team Sky… +0:58″
04. Esteban Chaves of Orica BikeExchange… +2:09″
05. Alberto Contador of Tinkoff… +2:54″
06. Leopold Konig of Team Sky… +2:57″
07. David de la Cruz of Etixx – Quick-Step… +3:03″
08. Simon Yates of Orica BikeExchange… +3:06″
09. Michele Scarponi of Astana Pro Team… +3:14″
10. Samuel Sanchez of BMC Racing Team… +3:20″

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

[Provisional Result] 2016 Vuelta a Espana – Stage 10
01. Nairo Quintana of Movistar Team…. 04:50:31″
02. Robert Gesink of Team LottoNL – Jumbo… +0:24″
03. Chris Froome of Team Sky… +0:25″
04. Omar Fraile of Dimension Data… +0:28″
05. Alejandro Valverde of Movistar Team… +0:28″
06. Michele Scarponi of Astana Pro Team… +0:28″
07. Esteban Chaves of Orica BikeExchange… +1:02″
08. Alberto Contador of Tinkoff… +1:05″
09. Simon Yates of Orica BikeExchange… +1:09″
10. Fabio Felline of Trek – Segafredo… +1:11″

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Omar Fraile from today’s breakaway of the day and Alejandro Valverde round out the top five on today’s stage.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

So Nairo Quintana provisionally puts 25 seconds into Chris Froome in the General Classification, growing to 31 seconds after the addition of the six bonus seconds Quintana also gained over Froome.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Riders continue to cross the finishing line on what has proved to be an entertaining stage. There will be some big changes in time in the General Classification by the conclusion of the stage.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Orica BikeExchange’s Esteban Chaves crosses the line just head of Alberto Contador, who crosses the line 1’05” down on stage winner Nairo Quintana.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Robert Gesink opens up the sprint for second and beats Chris Froome to the line! The Dutchman will rob the Brit of two extra bonus seconds, Froome will have to settle for just the four bonus seconds on offer for third.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Movistar’s Nairo Quintana takes the stage victory on Stage 10 of the 2016 Vuelta a Espana!

He will move back into red tonight!

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Just 900 metres for Nairo Quintana and the Colombian looks assured to win the stage. Meanwhile, Froome has caught Robert Gesink and will be fighting to finish second behind Quintana.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Alejandro Valverde is unable to follow the tempo set by Froome and is dropped!

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Under 2000 metres to go for Nairo Quintana and the Colombian has a lead of about 30 seconds over Group Froome\Valverde.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Alberto Contador has been dropped now by Alejandro Valverde and Chris Froome now!

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

2.3 kilometres remaining and Nairo Quintana continues to attack the climb. The Colombian is challenging for the stage victory and currently leads the stage!

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Group Froome\Valverde have bridged across to Contador!

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Omar Fraile and Alberto Contador are trying to chase after Nairo Quintana with just 3 kilometres of the stage remaining. Robert Gesink still leads by approximately 10 seconds over Quintana, Contador is 28 seconds off Gesink, while Froome and Valverde and 33 seconds off Gesink.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Nairo Quintana has broken Alberto Contador now! The Colombian is just 24 seconds adrift of lone stage leader Robert Gesink from the earlier breakaway.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Nairo Quintana accelerates! Alberto Contador manages to match the Colombian’s pace for now as the duo seek to dash Chris Froome’s revival.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Chris Froome catches the group containing Alejandro Valverde and passes by, the Spaniard quickly locks himself in to the back wheel of Froome in a bid to catch Group Quintana\Contador.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

4 kilometres remaining and Robert Gesink is in sight of Group Quintana\Contador, meanwhile Group Froome is about a minute behind lone stage leader Robert Gesink.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador continue to push the tempo up the climb and are reportedly about 35-40 seconds adrift of Robert Gesink and a potential stage victory.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Froome has caught Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates, the Brit is beginning to close the gap up to Quintana and Contador slightly.

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog