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Vuelta a Espana 2018: Simon Yates increases lead to over a minute after stage 19

Vuelta a Espana 2018: Simon Yates increases lead to over a minute after stage 19

Yates (centre in red shirt) produced a superb break to take the lead in stage 19 before Pinot won on the final stretchBritain's Simon Yates took a big step towards winning his first Grand Tour after finishing second on stage 19 of the Vuelta a Espana to increase his lead to one minute 38 seconds. The 26-year-old, bidding to become only the second Briton to win the Vuelta after Chris Froome in 2017, was 25 seconds clear before Friday's stage.A superb burst saw him go clear before Thibaut Pinot won the 154.5km stage from Lleida to Coll de la Rabassa.
Nearest rival Alejandro Valverde lost ground after finishing eighth. Saturday's penultimate stage is a 97km ride through the mountains, ending with a gruelling 17km climb of Rabassa, before Sunday's closing stage from Alcorcon to Madrid.Mitchelton-Scott rider Yates made his move with 10km remaining on Friday, but Valverde, who won the race in 2009, could find no answer.Nairo Quintana dropped back to assist his Movistar team-mate but their chase faltered when the Colombian suffered a puncture, while Yates continued to drive the pace at the front.He beat Valverde by 67 seconds on the road and picked up another six seconds in bonuses for second place.
Stage 19 result:
1. Thibaut Pinot (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) 3hrs 42mins 05secs2. Simon Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +4secs3. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned/LottoNL-Jumbo) +13secs4. Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) +52secs5. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana Pro Team) same time6. Enric Mas (Spa/Quick-Step Floors) st7. Wilco Kelderman (Ned/Team Sunweb) +1min 03secs8. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar Team) +1min 12secs9. Tony Gallopin (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) +1min 15secs10. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar Team) +1min 49secs
Overall standings:
1. Simon Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) 76hrs 44mins 41secs2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar Team) +1min 38secs3. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned/LottoNL-Jumbo) +1mins 58secs4. Enric Mas (Spa/Quick-Step Floors) +2mins 15secs5. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana Pro Team) +2mins 29secs 6. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar Team) +4mins 01secs7. Thibaut Pinot (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) +5mins 22secs8. Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) +5mins 29secs9. Ion Izagirre (Spa/Bahrain-Merida) +6mins 30secs10. Tony Gallopin (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) +7mins 21secsspecial guide.
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