Simon Yates holds firm on brutal final climb to retain Vuelta lead

12 September 2018 04:31
• Alejandro Valverde trims Briton’s lead after late surge• Michael Woods rises through mist to take stage 17Great Britain’s Simon Yates saw his Vuelta a España lead trimmed on Wednesday’s 17th stage but his chances of overall victory remain good with one mountain stage to go.Canada’s Michael Woods (Education First-Drapac) won in the mist on Balcon de Bizkaia in the Basque Country, seeing off the challenge of Dylan Teuns, who finished five seconds behind.1) Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) 69hr5m34s. 2) Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) +25s. 3) Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) +1m22s. 4) Miguel Ángel López (Astana Pro Team) +1m36s. 5) Steven Kruijswijk (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) +1m48s. 6) Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) +2m11s. 7) Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) +4m9s. 8) Rigoberto Urán (Team EF Education First) +4m36s. 9) Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) +5m31s. 10) Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale) +6m5s. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian