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Bud the Baker

Vuelta 2018

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He's looking good so far. Thought he might lose some time in the TT yesterday, but did well. 
Still got work to do over the next couple of days. Valverde is not too far behind and with the likes of Uran, Qunitana and Kruijswijk within five minutes, he needs to be on his toes for any breaks in the mountains.

I'm sure his team will be well up for it. 

If he can hold on it will be the first time ever all three Grand Tours have been won by different riders from the same country in the same year. 
France have held all three with different riders, but Lauren Fignon(Tour) and Eric Caritoux(Vuelta) won in 1983 and Bernard Hinault won the Giro in 1984.

Belgium held all three in 1964 but Jacques Anquetil won two (Tour + Giro) with Raymond Poulidor winning the Vuelta.

So come on Simon Yates. Let's make history!

 

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Another good day for Yates. Stretched the lead to 1min 38.
One stage to go before the final ride into Madrid. If he can keep Valverde in touch tomorrow the red jersey will be his.

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