Adam takes lead at Tirreno-Adriatico to complete a perfect day for Yates brothers

Adam Yates took the Tirreno-Adriatico race lead after stage 2

Adam Yates ( Mitchelton-Scott ) took the leader's jersey at Tirreno-Adriatico just a few minutes after Simon Yates ( Mitchelton-Scott ) won the time trial stage at Paris-Nice but played down any rivalry with his twin brother, happy to see their family name dominated the days racing. Adam Yates finished fifth in the uphill finish to Pomerance, deep in the Tuscany countryside, as Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) won the stage ahead of (Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team). Yates took the blue leader's jersey after Mitchelton-Scott won Wednesday's team time trial stage and first race leader and teammate Michael Hepburn finished six minutes down. "Fair plays to him. It's a good day for us," Adam said, happy to praise and tease his brother from a distance. "For sure it's good when he wins. It must be his first ever time trial win. It must have been a pretty hard TT if he's ...

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