Dennis Wins Time Trial As Yates Extends Tour Of Spain Lead

Dennis wins time trial as Yates extends Tour of Spain lead

Australian Rohan Dennis, of BMC, time-trialled to victory on stage 16 of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday as Britain's Simon Yates increased his overall lead on rival Alejandro Valverde.

Madrid, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :Australian Rohan Dennis, of BMC, time-trialled to victory on stage 16 of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday as Britain's Simon Yates increased his overall lead on rival Alejandro Valverde.

Former individual pursuit specialist Dennis clocked 37min 57sec to win the stage, held on a rolling, 32km course between Santillana del Mar and Torrelavega.

Although Mitchelton rider Yates increased his lead over 2009 champion Valverde to 33sec, the Englishman will be poised for challenges over the final days of the race.

While Yates finished 1:28 behind Dennis, red jersey rival Steven Kruijswijk got back into contention for overall victory by finishing fourth, 51sec behind the Australian.

The Dutchman, who rides for Lotto-NL, has moved up to third overall at 1:15.

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