Simon Yates began Vuelta a España 'undercooked' with Worlds in mind

The Briton will likely lead the GB team in Innsbruck along with his brother Adam

Simon Yates on stage nine of the Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) leads the Vuelta a España, but began the stage race "a little undercooked" with the World Championships in mind two weeks later.

Yates won the Praeres summit stage and led the race for four days now. He wants to make up for the Giro d'Italia and win the Spanish Tour in Madrid on September 16. However, in the back of his mind, he dreams about winning the World Championship road race in Innsbruck on September 30.

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