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Valverde trims Yates' lead as battle for Vuelta heats up


  • Cycling
  • Thursday, 13 Sep 2018

(Reuters) - Simon Yates' slender lead in the Vuelta a Espana was cut from 33 to 25 seconds after the Briton lost ground to Spaniard Alejandro Valverde in Wednesday's mountain stage, which was won by Canadian rider Michael Woods.

Woods snatched a first grand tour victory by edging ahead of Belgian Dylan Teuns in thick mist 400 metres from the summit finish of the Balcon de Bizkaia mountain at the end of the 157km stage from Getxo, outlasting a breakaway also containing Team Sky's David de la Cruz and Rafal Majka.

   

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