Simon Yates says he'll continue to be aggressive as he edges towards Vuelta victory

The British Vuelta leader is becoming renowned for his aggressive riding - even when he's winning

Simon Yates and Thibaut Pinot on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) may be in the Vuelta a España race lead, but he promises more aggression as the race faces its final mountain stage in Andorra.

Yates gained over a minute on his closest rival Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in a long-range attack on the Rabassa climb in Andorra on Friday.

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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.