Giro d'Italia - Simon Yates: A lot of guys were underestimating the final there
May 17 2018 05:30 pm CET

Giro d'Italia - Simon Yates: A lot of guys were underestimating the final there
Giro d'Italia - Simon Yates: A lot of guys were underestimating the final there
Photo of Simon Yates by Mitchelton-Scott

Simon Yates of Mitchelton-Scott survived yet another day in the Pink Jersey but admitted that it had been a rather difficult day.

The Briton finished safely in the peloton and was never really in trouble throughout the 12th stage, with finish on the famous Formula 1 circuit of Imola.

"It wasn't so easy," he told the RAI in his post-race interview. "I think a lot of guys were underestimating the final there. A very difficult final. I'm not even sure who won. It was a difficult day."

The weather had a big effect on Thursday's stage with heavy rain slamming into the riders and temporarily causing splits in the peloton.

"I don't think anybody likes to ride in the way but I don't mind it," he said. "I feel comfortable with my equipment so it's good."

In the General Classification, Yates maintains his gap of 47 seconds with second-placed Tom Dumoulin. Thibaut Pinot follows at 1'04".




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