Polish rider Rafal Majka took the stage by an impressive margin of 27 seconds, picking up his first win at La Vuelta to go with three stage victories at the Tour de France, where he was King of the Mountains in 2014 and past year.
"There was a lot of big attacks today and the team stayed with me", said Froome.
Lopez, riding for Astana, arrived alone at the 2,510 metres summit of the Alto Hoya de la Mora after overtaking Briton Adam Yates in the final kilometres.
The Italian, a revelation this season, tried his best, but Mateo Trentin was too powerful, as he has been three times in this race, and took a fifth stage for Quick-Step.
Claiming day-to-day as the main rival of the British, Nibali has whittled away 4 seconds bonus that will allow him to come back at 55 seconds of the red jersey in the general classification.
If stage 16 is all down to Froome, stage 15 was as much about his supporting cast, with Team Sky's domestiques giving their leader unstinting support on the short but punishing 129.5km stage from Alcala la Real. "And if we see an opportunity then we'll go for it". I think it was the right decision, we've kept the energy for the stage tomorrow [Sunday], " responded Froome.
"I want to enjoy myself, just like I've been enjoying myself up to now", he continued.
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.
Russia's Ilnur Zakarin was second behind Lopez, 36 seconds off the pace, with Wilco Kelderman third.
The riders of the 2017 Vuelta will now enjoy their second rest day before the race continues on Tuesday.
"Anything can happen", warned the Spanish (8th in 3 minutes and 19 seconds), at which it remains, "seven days of cycling in the legs" before retiring on the evening of the final stage, the 10 September in Madrid.
Trump has been a vocal opponent of the deal, which he and his conservative supporters criticize as being too soft on Iran. IAEA officials said they would not help the Trump administration make a false case for abandoning the agreement.
Aamir Khan tweeted saying, "Presenting the first song of Secret Superstar , and along with one of the Secret Superstar , Megha". Before she begins recording, she tries to disclose her name but hesitates and says, " Main aapko apna naam nahi bata sakti ".
He said key ministries for more than three years were without a Cabinet minister, which, he added, had never happened. Offered to resign: Uma Bharti: Union minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped high value currency notes a year ago in a bid to fight corruption and wipe out black money. The Markit UK PMI manufacturing index strengthened to 56.9 for August from an upwardly-revised 55.3 the previous month.
Stocks did briefly pare losses after comments from US House Speaker Paul Ryan that a government shutdown was unnecessary. Although many Americans have benefited from NAFTA, Lighthizer said that the agreement has "failed. countless Americans".
Tensions were already high after his conviction Friday prompted tens of thousands of his worshippers to stage violent protests. On August 28, the Dera head was found guilty of rape on two counts and sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment.
The news follows hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Final Fantasy XV is receiving a PC version . All the chapters are planned to be released this Fall, with the first episode available for free.
Appalachian State QB Taylor Lamb's 27 career wins rank second among active quarterbacks, trailing only Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. The Bulldogs held the Mountaineers to just 94 yards in the second half and 284 total on the day.
On the day of the violence, police detained two members of Erdogan's security detail but released them shortly afterward. Sixteen of those indicted were Turkish "security guards" who attacked demonstrators, injuring several.
Mom dies in Harvey floodwaters while saving her infant daughter
As Tropical Storm Harvey travels inland toward Louisiana and continues to flood Texas, the death toll too has continued to rise. Authorities said they are not going to release the mother's and child's names until family members and friends are notified.
We are learning sledging from Aussies: Shakib Al Hasan
Questions remain about whether the Australians were mentally prepared for their first series on Bangladeshi soil since 2006. Shakib claimed 5-85 and was the obvious man-of-the-match choice for his first innings score of 84 and a 10-wicket haul.
GOP Tax Cuts Likely to Be Modest Like Bush Reforms
In terms of policy, though, there are signs that the Trump White House is continuing to defer to Republicans in Congress. Tax reform was a major campaign promise for Trump and his Republican allies in Congress past year .
Winning Powerball tickets sold in Hampton, Williamsburg
The Virginia Lottery said a near-record Powerball jackpot has led to skyrocketing ticket sales - except during the solar eclipse. The error by the Massachusetts State Lottery over which store sold the lone winning Powerball ticket is being blamed on nerves.
Rocket League on Nintendo Switch Has Exclusive Content
The new NSR vehicle is styled after the Mario Bros. and features a different color and logo depending on which team you are on. After months of fan outcry and downright begging, Rocket League was finally announced for Nintendo Switch a few months ago.
Eclipse glasses recycling program to be offered
Of course, the Great American Eclipse of 2017 was a huge deal, and some might feel some sentimental value toward their glasses. For instance, public libraries dispersed 2.1 million pairs of eclipse-viewing glasses prior to the big event on August 21.
Total Eclipse: Trump Peeked!
There's no word from the White House about whether Trump suffered eye damage, but he appeared to look up for only a brief moment. ET, peaked at 2:42 p.m., and was set to end at 4:01 p.m., The Washington Post reported .
BMW M5: Here It Is, With 600 HP and All-Wheel Drive
That said, the M5 F90's 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 develops the same amount of horsepower and 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft) of torque. BMW M engineers have also added a new carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof to cut weight even further on the new M5.