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Vuelta-2018: Dennis won the breaker, Yates defended the red Jersey

Вуэльта-2018: Деннис выиграл разделку, Йейтс защитил красную майкуThe next stage of the 73rd version of the Spanish Vuelta.

Individual race with separate start on mostly flat terrain expected won the American Rohan Dennis rider “BMC” almost a minute ahead of nearest rival and two-time winner of stages at the Vuelta.

The leader of the General classification, Simon Yates in absentia against Alejandro Valverde is not just lost, but also managed to increase their lead over Spanish veteran to 33 seconds. The main winner of the cutting of the contenders for the top 3 was Steven Creswick, who played at Yates more than 30 seconds

Ukrainian mark Padun in the time trial showed a 157-th result, losing to the winner of more than seven minutes. In the General standings Padun dropped to 110th place.

The results of the 16th stage:

1. Rohan Dennis (Australia, BMC) – 37.57 per
2. Joey Rosskopf (USA, BMC) – 0,50
3. Jonathan, Castroviejo (Spain, Sky)
4. Stephen Creswick (Netherlands, LottoNL-Jumbo) – 0,51
5. Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland, Sky)

Overall standings:

1. Simon Yates (Britain, Mitchelton-Scott) – 64:52.58
2. Alejandro Valverde (Spain, Movistar) – 0,33
3. Stephen Creswick (Netherlands, LottoNL-Jumbo) – 0,52
4. Nair Quintana (Colombia, Movistar) – 1,15
5. Enric Mas (Spain, Quick-Step Floors) – 1,30

On Wednesday, the Vuelta stage with summit finish of the first category is the balcón de Bizkaia, with a length of 7.4 kilometers with an average gradient of 9.7%.

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