Simon Yates expecting GC to remain close after Vuelta a España time trial

The race leader says he doesn't expect a huge shake-up after the time trial on Tuesday

Simon Yates with Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde on stage 15 of the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Vuelta a España could come down to the wire, says race leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). He expects a tight classification battle even after the time trial on Tuesday.

The race ton Sunday climbed to Lagos de Covadonga, where the English rider gained more time on some of his rivals including Movistar duo Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana. On Monday, he and the Vuelta caravan enjoy a rest day before the Tuesday time trial to Torrelavega and the start of the third and final week.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.