Vuelta a Espana 2018: Wallays wins from break to hold off charging Sagan

Vuelta a Espana 2018: Wallays wins from break to hold off charging Sagan

Joe Robinson 13 Sep 2018 A dull day bursts into life with 5km to go as the break pull off a surprise win Jelle Wallays (Lotto Soudal) took a nail-biting sprint finish into Lleida as the breakaway survived the clutches of the peloton. The Lotto rider managed to outsprint fellow break rider Sven Erik Bystrom (UAE Team Emirates) and also hold off a rampaging Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), who had launched an early sprint from the peloton behind. The gap between the break and the peloton was slim heading into the final kilometre but it soon became apparent that the main group would not make the catch. Sagan made his best efforts to close the gap in the final 300m but the Belgian did just enough to hold on. In terms of General Classification, there was no change. The flat parcour saw the top 10 roll in together leaving Simon Yates ...

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