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Simon Yates takes red
As Ben King took his second win in this year’s Vuelta, the GC saw some big changes in the overall classification. Rudy Molard was dropped quickly on the last climb, and it was clear that his days in red were over. Surprisingly, Kwiatkowski and Valverde were unable to compete with the rest of the GC contenders as well, and were dropped later on. In the end, it was Simon Yates who claimed the red jersey. He finished only 9 seconds behind Quintana’s group and 15 seconds ahead of Valverde. That means he now holds a one-second lead over Alejandro.
“It wasn’t expected for me to be in the leader’s jersey at the end of the stage today. I was just trying to follow the best guys in the race and I was a little bit behind by a few secs, so it is a bit of a surprise… A good surprise,” Yates said after the stage.
— Mitchelton-SCOTT (@MitcheltonSCOTT) September 2, 2018
GC after stage 9
1 Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) 36:54:52
2 Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) + 1s
3 Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) + 14s
4 Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) + 16s
5 Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) + 17s
6 Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale) + 24s
7 Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) + 27s
8 Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac) + 32s
9 Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) + 43s
10 George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) + 48s
Beer? Pizza? Demotivation at its best
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) August 25, 2018
The Sagan position is more aero!
Today I saw proof that cycling can affect outside culture: I was passed by an underpowered scooter maxed out at 80kph, its driver in a supertuck, crouched in front of the seat with his face pressed to the windscreen.
— Chad Haga (@ChadHaga) August 29, 2018
Keen eye for details
No corners. Just the final straight. Like riding into somebody’s bathroom
— Dan Martin (@DanMartin86) August 25, 2018
A champion, it’s gonna be
Bet Dumoulin would kill for a motorhome
Apretón de Lars Boom pic.twitter.com/mYJDKVnIaS
— jose luis (@selubraza84) August 26, 2018