Adam Yates Plays Down His Chances Of Winning Tirreno-Adriatico

Yates and Roglič battle on the climb to the finish

Adam Yates gained time on Primož Roglič on stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico, extending his race lead from 7 to 25 seconds. The Mitchelton-Scott man played down his of securing overall victory though, saying it was simply “not enough” “In the back of my head I’d have liked 45 seconds to be safe. In my mind, it’s not enough,” he said, pragmatically. “We all know Roglič is a super time trialist and on a course like this one, he’ll take a lot of time out of me. I can only try my best and see what happens. I’ll try my best but I can’t do more.” Yates attacked with two of the steep Marche climbs left to race, including the tough 7 per cent climb to the finish in Recanati. Roglič went with him before Yates attacked again with two kilometres to go. The Briton opened a 16-second gap on the ...

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