Yates has a Vuelta corker
Simon Yates pulled away from his title rivals on the final uphill push to win the mountainous 14th stage of the Vuelta a España and recover the race lead. The Englishman withstood repeated attacks from the small group of seven riders first up the Les Praeres summit before he opened up a small gap on the final 300m of the grueling ascent. Miguel Ángel López and Alejandro Valverde crossed behind him, followed shortly by Thibaut Pinot and Nairo Quintana. Yates, of Michelton- Scott, finished the 171km stage in 4hr 19min and reclaimed the red jersey that he wore from stages nine to 11. Valverde is second overall, 20 seconds behind Yates, followed by his Movistar teammate Quintana, who is another five seconds adrift.