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Simon Yates's Vuelta victory crowns a stunning year for British cycling

10 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

UK fans at the finish in Madrid were well aware they had just watched history being made Under a hot September sky and to the incongruous strains of Bad Moon Rising - not to mention those of the even less podium-friendly Another One Bites the Dust - Simon Yates completed the final few laps of his first Grand Tour victory in Madrid on Sunday night. At 7.48pm local time, after 23 days, 21 stages and 3,254.7km, the 26-year-old rider from Bury finally crossed the line outside the Cibeles palace.
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