Simon Yates reclaims red jersey with victory on Vuelta a España stage 14

Yates went clear with 700m to go on the steep final climb to take control of the overall lead

Simon Yates wins stage 14 of the 2018 Vuelta a España (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) attacked a small group of overall favourites on the summit finish to stage 14 of the 2018 Vuelta a España, taking stage victory and reclaiming the overall lead.

No-one was able to immediately respond to Yates' move with 700m to go on the steep final climb of Les Praeres, with even late counter-attacks from Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) not enough to stop him from taking the win.

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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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