Stage 14 of La Vuelta a Espana was an explosive stage, won by Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) ahead of Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team). It was the second consecutive day in the mountains at La Vuelta, with the peloton having to complete a total of 5 categorised climbs during the 171km stage, with final climb being a summit finish a top Alto les Praeres. A strong breakaway of six riders was established after 20km of racing and the peloton did not want to give them too much of a lead, resulting in a very high pace throughout the stage. Three.
Nic Dlamini held on to secure the King of the Mountains category in the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain following yet another exciting day of racing. It was, again, a strong team performance as Scott Davies also finished the day as the best British rider following the stage finish in Mansfield. The stage was won by Ian Stannard (Team Sky) who, after being in the break for over 200km, produced an excellent final effort to see off Nils Politt (Katusha) with Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani) in third. Earlier on, Dlamini had gone into the stage with a small lead of six points in the.
Scott Davies took a hugely credible 13th place on a dramatic Queen stage of the Tour of Britain to cement his place as the top British rider in the event. The stage was won by Wout Poels (Team Sky) who put in a major kick to see of Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) with Hugh Carthy (EF) in third. The day was characterised by two ascents of the Whinlatter Pass, the second the finish at the summit with a big day for the race as the GC contenders made their respective marks. And for Team Dimension Data the key goal was to ensure the team held.