Yates has a Vuelta corker

The Observer - Sport - - Cycling -

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.

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