Vuelta a Espana 2018: Simon Yates seals vintage year for British cycling with overall victory

Vuelta a Espana 2018: Simon Yates seals vintage year for British cycling with overall victory

Joe Robinson 16 Sep 2018 Yates secures red as Elia Viviani takes yet another victory for Quick-Step Floors Simon Yates rolled into Madrid to secure a historic victory in the Vuelta a Espana, rounding off an 'annus mirabilis' for Great British cycling as they take home victory in all three Grand Tours in 2018. Yates's Vuelta red joins Chris Froome's Giro d'Italia victory and Geraint Thomas's Tour de France win as Britain becomes the first nation to win all three Grand Tours in one season with three individual riders. Britain also becomes the first country to take five back-to-back Grand Tour victories, starting with Froome's 2017 Tour win. In terms of stage honours, that went to Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) who left his sprint late to overcome World Champion Peter Sagan who had to settle for second. The peloton sprung into action with a furious pace for the final 10km ...

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