Cycling

Yates confirms Vuelta victory in Madrid

Simon Yates has been confirmed as the winner of the Vuelta a Espana following Sunday’s processional final stage ride into Madrid. Yates’ victory means British riders have now won all three of cycling’s Grand Tours this season – Team Sky’s Chris Froome won the Giro d’Italia in May, while his team-mate Geraint Thomas won the ...

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Yates set to claim Vuelta crown

Simon Yates has all-but secured Vuelta a Espana glory after he retained the red jersey by finishing third in the penultimate stage of the race, ahead of Sunday’s largely processional final stage. Sky Sports Six-a-Side Pick your team for Everton v West Ham for a chance to win the guaranteed £1k jackpot. Barring any final day disasters from Yates, his ...

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Yates extends La Vuelta advantage

Simon Yates has just one more mountain stage to conquer in his bid for La Vuelta glory after stretching his lead by more than a minute with a commanding ride on stage 19. Bury rider Yates finished second to Frenchman Thibaut Pinot on top of the Coll de la Rabassa in Andorra but managed to extend the distance to his ...

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