Cycling – Vuelta a Espana ’18 Stage 18: Jelle Wallays Wins
Jelle Wallays from Lotto-Soudal denied the sprinters triumph, and won from a three-man breakaway on Stage 18 of the Vuelta a España.
The Belgian went clear in the initial 3 kilometres of the race close by Sven Eryk Bytrom and Jetse Bol and hung on for a nail-biting win.
Wallays and Bytrom completed together with sprinters Peter Sagan and Elia Viviani failing to catch the pair. Simon Yates clutched his lead, with no adjustment in the general standings.
#LaVuelta18: Wow. What a finish. Just when we thought today was all but assured to be a sprint the break surprises. This Vuelta has been one of the best races of the season, huh?
Congrats to Jelle Wallays (LTS) on a brilliant win.
— EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale (@Ride_Argyle) 13 September 2018
Stage 18 Results – Vuelta a España
1. Jelle Wallays
2. Sven Erik Bystrøm
3. Peter Sagan
4. Elia Viviani
5. Ivan Garcia
6. Danny van Poppel
7. Jon Aberasturi Izaga
8. Tom Van Asbroeck
9. Giacomo Nizzolo
10. Ryan Gibbons
— Tosh Van der Sande (@Toshvds) 13 September 2018
General Classification After Stage 18 – Vuelta a España
1. Simon Yates
2. Alejandro Valverde
3. Enric Mas
4. Miguel Angel Lopez
5. Steven Kruijswijk
6. Nairo Quintana
7. Ion Izagirre
8. Rigoberto Uran
9. Thibaut Pinot
10. Tony Gallopin
Vuelta Stage 18: Won by Lotto Soudal’s Jelle Wallays, Simon Yates (Race Leader) was 19th with Valverde just ahead in 16th, all same time in the bunch kick. Enric Mas was 27th, Quintana 36th so no change to GC with Simon Yates leading Valverde by 25 seconds & Mas by 1.22 pic.twitter.com/Z8u4JmDIjg
— British Cycle Sport (@VeloUK) 13 September 2018
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