Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez won the mountainous 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while Tour de France victor Chris Froome tacked a few seconds onto his overall lead.
Froome, who is bidding to become only the third rider to win La Vuelta and the Tour de France in the same year, crossed the line 31 seconds down on the Polish rider after the 175km stage.
Colombian Astana rider Lopez arrived alone at the 2,510m summit of the Alto Hoya de la Mora after overtaking Briton Adam Yates in the final kilometres.
"I wanted to be fearless and see what would happen behind me, but Sky has a very powerful group and it was complicated", Contador said.
Chris Froome edged closer to winning the Vuelta a Espana as he increased his overall advantage over Vincenzo Nibali to 61 seconds after surviving another punishing mountain stage on Sunday. "It's unbelievable. I came in this race with confidence but I never expected something like this".
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"For us it's really just about maintaining the position we have".
Trentin also won the fourth and 10th stages.
The man from Team SKY's success allowed him to extend his overall lead in the race and retain the coveted red jersey.
"I want to enjoy myself, just like I've been enjoying myself up to now", he continued.
"If anyone had said to me this would be the situation going into the second rest day I would have definitely taken that".
The three-time Tour de France victor is looking to add his name to the cycling history books by becoming over the third person to win the France and Spain challenges in the same year; if he's successful, it will be the first time since 1978. Four bonus seconds to Nibali that's alright - I'll take that for today and safe my legs for tomorrow.