Nairo Quintana, chapeau! Following a relatively quiet season, the Colombian cycled a race perfectly suited to his climbing ability. Arguably won on stage 15 when Movistar caught Team Sky napping, this year\u2019s Vuelta proved too much for Quintana\u2019s biggest rival, Chris Froome.\n\nEven Froome\u2019s excellent performance in the individual time trial stage wasn\u2019t enough to seriously worry Quintana who looked incredibly comfortable checking Froomes attacks and even staging attacks of his own on the final climb on Saturday\u2019s mountain top finish. Finally cycling fans got to see Quintana go toe to toe with Froome and win.\nWinner of La Vuelta 2016, Movistar’s Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana and second placed Sky’s British cyclist Christopher Froome toast on the podium of the last stage of the 71st edition of La Vuelta.\nFroome didn\u2019t make it easy, and you can be certain that he\u2019ll be disappointed that a double Grand Tour victory continues to elude him. This is the third time Froome has finished second in the Vuelta, but there\u2019s always next year\u2026\nQuintana describes Froome as, \u201ca great rival\u201d, and given the years left in both their careers, we\u2019ll see many great competitions between the two. I\u2019m now willing to bet that Movistar will green light the team to give everything to Le Tour de France 2017, but the Vuelta is proving to be just as important to the biggest names in cycling in the world.