Cycling

Yates retains Vuelta lead

Great Britain’s Simon Yates maintained his La Vuelta lead of 25 seconds as Jelle Wallays masterminded a remarkable breakaway to win Thursday’s 18th stage. Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) safely marked his nearest challenger Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), and now only two stages remain before Sunday’s processional finish in Madrid. Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) remains in third place, one ...

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Dunbar joins Team Sky

Team Sky have announced the immediate signing of emerging Irish rider Eddie Dunbar, following the collapse of the Aqua Blue Sport team. The 22-year-old, who claimed eighth place overall in the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de l’Avenir this season, had been signed to Irish squad Aqua Blue until the end of the year. But, with the team ceasing operations ...

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Yates holds Vuelta lead on stage 17

Simon Yates saw his La Vuelta lead trimmed on Wednesday’s 17th stage, but his chances of overall victory remain good with one mountain stage to go. Canada’s Michael Woods (Education First-Drapac) won in the mist on Balcon de Bizkaia in the Basque Country, seeing off the challenge of Belgium’s Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing), who finished five seconds behind. Yates conceded ...

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