Simon Yates moves into overall lead at Vuelta a España as Ben King solos to stage nine victory

King took his second victory of the race on the summit finish to La Covatilla

Simon Yates in red after stage nine of the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Ben King (Dimension Data) took his second stage win of the 2018 Vuelta a España, soloing to victory on the summit finish of La Covatilla.

The American had been part of the day's main breakaway, but had got away on his own with 19km to go on the early slopes before the official final climb.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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