Simon Yates keeps Vuelta a Espana lead despite late puncture

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) survived a small scare on stage 10 to hold onto his slim lead in the overall classification of the Vuelta a Espana. Yates, who is just a single second ahead of Alejandro Valverde in the standings, suffered a puncture in the final 20 kilometres of the stage and had to battle headwinds to re-join the peloton.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.