Briton Simon Yates powered away to a solo victory in stage six of the Tour of Spain on Thursday, a 163.2km ride from Monforte de Lemos to Luintra. With 3.6km remaining, the Orika-BikeExchange rider went clear and rode to the finish 20 seconds ahead of Spaniard Luis-Leon Sanchez of Astana. Italian Fabio Felline was third, 22 seconds adrift of the winner.
Quick Step display to take his second stage win of the 2016 Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday. Meersman claimed victory on Sunday in Baiona, and he was given the perfect lead out by Zdenek Stybar to repeat the feat on stage five in a bunch sprint. General classification leader Darwin Atapuma (BMC Racing) enjoyed a fairly comfortable day until a late crash in front of him, the Colombian held up and finishing just under a minute behind.