Will Simon Yates win La Vuelta?

2019 has been nothing less than sensational for Simon Yates. He’s gone from sitting pretty in pink leading the Giro d’Italia for 13 days straight back in May, to now rocking the Red at La Vuelta a España.

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Following some fiery, dominating performances and all backed by an ever-impressive Mitchelton-Scott squad – he now leads the race by a mere 0.25 seconds to Spaniard Alejandro Valverde of Movistar.

2019 has been nothing less than sensational for Simon Yates. He’s gone from sitting pretty in pink leading the Giro d’Italia for 13 days straight back in May, to now rocking the Red at La Vuelta a España.

Following some fiery, dominating performances and all backed by an ever-impressive Mitchelton-Scott squad – he now leads the race by a mere 0.25 seconds to Spaniard Alejandro Valverde of Movistar.

WHAT’S TO COME?

Today, the daunting Pyrenean, La Rabassa climb looms as the race ventures from Lleida to Andorra. The Stage (19) is mostly flat leading in to the 17.5km climb up to the finish line at 2035m. With harsher gradients near the base, it could be an interesting battle from the start. Tension will no doubt be sky high as the General Classification contenders battle it out for time, or perhaps a breakaway will survive their chances and fight it out for stage honours!

  • La Rabassa: Average gradient – 6.3%, Maximum gradient – 11%, Length – 17.5km

Time may be running out to fight for the Maillot Rojo, but the penultimate Stage 20 could still prove a real game-changer. The Stage covers almost 4000m of vertical ascent over a mere 97.3km. Yes – we’re confidently predicting a drama-filled final showdown!

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The question is – Can Yates hold on?

We’re backing him!

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