Cycling – Vuelta a Espana ’18 Stage 10: Elia Viviani Wins
Elia Viviani won stage 10 of the Vuelta a España in the wake of conveying a determined run in Bermillo de Sayago. The Italian victor beat Peter Sagan into second place while Giacomo Nizzolo came third.
Simon Yates completed securely in the primary peloton to hold the red jersey. The Briton stays one moment clear of Alejandro Valverde on the general standings.
The stage was energized by a two-man move highlighting Tiago Machado and Jesus Ezquerra, however the escapees were cleared up by the peloton on the day’s solitary move with 30km remaining.
There was a spate of punctures in the end kilometres, with Yates, Nairo Quintana, Thibaut Pinot and Wilco Kelderman among those to endure punctured tires, however every one of the four hooked back onto the peloton.
— SuperSport Blitz (@SuperSportBlitz) 4 September 2018
Speedy Step Floors took control of the peloton on the run-in to the finishing kilometers, with Michael Mørkøv and Fabio Sabatini conveying a flawless lead-out for Viviani, who guaranteed his second stage win of this Vuelta.
Stage 10 Results – Vuelta a España
1. Elia Viviani
2. Peter Sagan
3. Giacomo Nizzolo
4. Nelson Andres Soto Martinez
5. Marc Sarreau
6. Danny van Poppel
7. Ivan Garcia
8. Jon Aberasturi Izaga
9. Simone Consonni
10. Matteo Trentin
At Team Sky in 2015-2017, Elia Viviani had to build his race program around team’s GC ambitions; he raced two Grand Tours in three seasons with one Giro stage win. At Quick-Step in 2018, he’s raced two Grand Tours and won six stages, part of his 17 victories this year #LaVuelta18
— Neal Rogers (@nealrogers) 4 September 2018
General Classification After Stage 10 – Vuelta a España
1. Simon Yates
2. Alejandro Valverde
3. Nairo Quintana
4. Emanuel Buchmann
5. Ion Izagirre
6. Tony Gallopin
7. Miguel Angel Lopez
8. Rigoberto Uran
9. Steven Kruijswijk
10. George Bennett
— Mikkel Condé v2.0 (@mrconde) 4 September 2018
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