Giro d'Italia - Simon Yates: We’ll have to come up with a new plan now
May 20 2019 12:51 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Simon Yates: We’ll have to come up with a new plan now
Giro d'Italia - Simon Yates: We’ll have to come up with a new plan now
Photo of Simon Yates by Mitchelton-Scott

Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates had a difficult day at the second individual time trial of the Giro d'Italia. The Briton lost some minutes with direct rivals like Vincenzo Nibali and Primoz Roglic.

Yates completed the 34.8-kilometre route of the fight against the clock in 55 minutes and three seconds, three minutes and eleven seconds behind the winner of the stage, Primoz Roglic. With this result, the Briton dropped nine positions in the General Classification and is in the 24th place, five minutes and 36 seconds behind the overall leader Valerio Conti.

"I had a bit of a stinker," said Yates. "I was going OK on the flat section there but when I tried to step on it once we reached the climb, I just didn’t have anything. It’s one of those things. We’ll have to come up with a new plan now, a new strategy and go from there."

“We’re still early on in the race. We’ve only done one effort before today, and that was in the prologue, all of the other days have been flat and in the wheels. I’m looking forward to getting more and more into the mountains now to see what we can do."




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