Vuelta a Espana 2018: Thibaut Pinot wins Stage 15 atop Covadonga
Peter Stuart 9 Sep 2018 Thibaut Pinot wins Stage 15 on the summit finish of Lagos de Covadonga, as Yates holds onto the red jersey Thibaut Pinot took an impressive victory atop the Lagos de Covadonga today in a dramatic showdown with all the Vuelta GC contenders, which saw Miguel Angel Lopez coming in second, as Simon Yates managed to limit his losses and retain the red jersey. The battle was fought between an elite selection of climbers, including Quintana, Valverde, Yates and Pinot on the extremely steep slopes of Covadonga de Lagos, the queen climb of the stage, Yates repeatedly neutralised some of the most decisive moves of the climb, showing strong form as Lopez repeatedly made a bid for victory and GC time gains. At 6km to go, Pinot broke clear and established nearly a 30-second lead over the British rider. With a strong bid for the red ...
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