Vuelta 2018: Stage 14 – Yates takes the stage and the race lead

It’s Luke’s first race review for VeloVoices – and he picked a good stage to start with! It was promised to be a day to shake up the GC. And in Stage 14 of Vuelta 2018Simon Yates showed his climbing prowess once again as he rode away from the other GC hopefuls, who seemed more concerned about what others were doing than contemplating the stage win or the overall lead (looking at you, Nairo). Jesus Herrada lost the pace of the pure climbers almost as soon as they hit the final climb and conceded the red leader’s jersey to Yates.  Continue reading