Vuelta 2018 Stage 10: Elia Viviani sprints to victory, Simon Yates still leader

The Vuelta a España's second week of action commences with an atypical race. The 10th stage features hardly any climbs and Elia Viviani grabs the opportunity and outsprints Peter Sagan and Giacomo Nizzolo. Simon Yates retains the red jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 10th stage 2018 Vuelta a España

1. Elia Viviani (ita)
2. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
3. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
4. Nelson Andres Soto (col) s.t.
5. Marc Sarreau (fra) s.t.
6. Danny van Poppel (nld) s.t.
7. Iván García (spa) s.t.
8. Jon Aberasturi (spa) s.t.
9. Simone Consonni (ita) s.t.
10. Matteo Trentin (ita) s.t.

GC after the 10th stage
1. Simon Yates (gbr)
2. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.01
3. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.14
4. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 0.16
5. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 0.17
6. Tony Gallopin (fra) + 0.24
7. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 0.27
8. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.32
9. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.43
10. George Bennett (nzl) + 0.47

11. Fabio Aru (ita) + 1.08
12. Enric Mas (spa) + 1.15
13. David de la Cruz (spa) + 1.26
14. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.50
15. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) + 2.10
16. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 2.33

Race report
A hard battle for the break leads to a solo by Jésus Ezquerra. The Spaniard jumps clear at km 10 and when he leads the peloton by 2 minutes Tiago Machado goes after him to join him. The two put almost 5 minutes into the peloton.

BORA-hansgrohe sets the pace on the Alto de Fermoselle and the leaders are gobbled up. Next up is Diego Rubio, who goes solo with 20 kms remaining. The 27-year old Spaniard is brought back 9 kms before the line.

A late attack by Lukas Pöstlberger is neutralised with 500 metres out. In the ensuing sprint Elia Viviani finishes a good job by his lead-out and he outsprints Peter Sagan and Giacomo Nizzolo. Simon Yates retains the GC leader.

Read also: route 10th stage 2018 Vuelta a España.

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