Thibaut Pinot wins on Lagos de Covadonga as Yates extends lead on Vuelta a España stage 15

Pinot attacked half way up the climb to take the stage win and move into the top-10 overall

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Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) took victory atop Lagos de Covadonga on stage 15 of the 2018 Vuelta a España , as Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) retained the red jersey.

Pinot attacked a reduced group of favourites with 6.2km to go on the 11.7km climb, with no-one setting off in pursuit due to his more than two-minute deficit on GC.

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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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