Simon Yates: I don't feel like I'm dominating the Vuelta a Espana

Overall leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) has said that he doesn't feel like he is the dominant rider at the Vuelta a Espana , despite winning on Les Praeres and taking the red jersey for the second time in the race. The Mitchelton-Scott rider heads into the final stage of the second week to Lagos de Covadonga with a 20-second lead over Movistar's Alejandro Valverde, and is a further five seconds ahead of Nairo Quintana. "We've only had one long climb before tomorrow, on stage 9, so tomorrow is a different kind of effort," Yates told reporters after the stage. "If I have the same legs as I did today then I'll be happy. The team was very strong again today but I don't feel like I'm dominating. The gaps are still small and the GC is still very close. We have a long way to go." Yates returned to the top ...

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