Breaking: Simon Yates extends his Vuelta lead as Dennis wins stage 16
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Breaking: Simon Yates extends his Vuelta lead as Dennis wins stage 16



Simon Yates, after yesterday’s stage 16 performance at Vuelta a Espana, has finally been able to expected his lead in a considerable amount of time showing some impressive cycling skills on yesterday’s the individual time trial.


The stage was won by Australian rider Rohan Dennis who was able to finish the 32km stage which started in Santillana del Mar and ended in Torrelavega in only 37 minutes and 57 seconds.

Yates on the other hand, finished 13th, only one minute and 28 seconds behind first place.


Even though Dennis couldn’t made it on the overall classification list, he was able to still achieve his main goal of winning a Vuelta Stage as the perfect preparation for his upcoming plans that include the Road World Championships time trial which is going to take later this month.



Brief stage 16 results


1º Rohan Dennis (BMC) –  37′ 57″

2º Joseph Rosskopf (BMC) – a 50″

3º Jonathan Castroviejo (Sky) – a 50″

4º Steven Kruiswijk (Lotto-NL) – a 51″

5º Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) – a 51″

6º Enric Mas (Quick Step) – a 1:03

7º Nélson Oliveira (Movistar) – a 1:05

8º Laurens De Plus (Quick Step) – a 1:07

9º Simon Geschke (Sunweb) – a 1:10

10º Kasper Asgreen (Quick Step) – a 1:10


General classification after stage 16


1º Simon Yates (Mitchelton) – 64h 52’58”

2º Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) – a 33″

3º Steven Kruijswijk (Lotto NL Jumbo) – a 52″

4º Nairo Quintana (Movistar) – a 1:15

5º Enric Mas (Quick-Step) – a 1:30

6º Miguel Ángel López (Astana) – a 1:34

7º Thibaut Pinot (Groupama) – a 2:53

8º Ion Izagirre (Bahrain) – a 3:04

9º  Rigoberto Urán (EF) – a 3:15

10º Tony Gallopin (AG2R) – a 4:43


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