Vuelta a España
Stage 6: Monforte de Lemos to Luintra. Ribera Sacra - Stage Details

Ordiziako Klasika winner Simon Yates unleashed a blistering late attack to win stage six of the Vuelta a Espana today after some strong teamwork from ORICA-BikeExchange instigated the intense chase of the breakaway.

The first Grand Tour stage win for the 24-year-old Briton was beautifully executed. After following an attack by Dani Moreno (Movistar) in the closing kilometres Yates took the initiative and dropped his competitors as he accelerated away to a superb solo victory.

”The team did some great work in the beginning and set things up really well for me,” said Yates. ”We wanted to go in there and try to make a hard race. There were lots of twists and turns in the finale, but I managed to take my opportunity and I’m very happy with the result.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 4:05:00
2 Luis Leon Sanchez (SPA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:20
3 Fabio Felline (ITA) - Trek-Segafredo 0:00:22
4 Ben Hermans (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:22
5 Kenny Elissonde (FRA) - FDJ 0:00:22
6 Daniel Moreno (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:22
7 Mathias Frank (SWI) - IAM Cycling 0:00:22
8 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:29
9 Romain Hardy (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:29
10 Simon Clarke (AUS) - Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:29
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 4:05:00
14 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:29
26 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:29
87 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:14:04
92 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:15:54
102 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:15:54
114 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:22:32
172 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:23:01
184 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:23:01