Yates: “We can’t say I’m dominant”

September 8 th 2018 - 18:41

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott): “I’m still the same rider I was at the Giro, with the same name, the only difference is the preparation. The idea is to improve as the race goes rather than be at the top from the beginning. I didn’t know the final climb, I only saw a video and then some pictures this morning. I rode conservative at the beginning because I didn’t know how steep and narrow it would get. I took it with calm to wait for the right moment to go. We can’t say I’m dominant. We’ve only had one long final climb, on stage 9, and the gaps are still small. Tomorrow (at Lagos de Covadonga) is a different kind of effort. I prefer longer climbs because on efforts like today you’re always at the limit. If I have the same legs tomorrow I’ll be happy. Movistar had strength in number and I was a bit worried about it but I rode my own race and chose my moment to go.”

Simon Yates |  La Vuelta 18 Stage 14. Cistierna > Les Praeres. Nava
Simon Yates | La Vuelta 18 Stage 14. Cistierna > Les Praeres. Nava © PhotoGomezSport

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