Adam Yates close to victory on uphill finish at Tirreno-Adriatico

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

Adam Yates took a swig of a drink and tried to ride the lactic acid out of his legs on the way to the Mitchelton-Scott team bus. After the stage 3 uphill finish in Trevi at Tirreno-Adriatico , he was also trying to cancel the disappointment of finishing second behind Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo). The British rider accelerated hard on the steepest point of the 1.5km ramp up to the finish and tried to close down on Roglic. He seemed just about to catch him only for the Slovenian to kick again in sight of the line and finish three seconds clear. Yates could only check he was clear of the rest of the peloton and watch as Roglic celebrated further up the finish area. "What can you do when a guy's that strong?" Yates told Cyclingnews at the Mitchelton-Scott team bus after gathering his thoughts. "He went pretty early considering ...

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