Adam Yates takes overall victory at CRO Race
Oct 07 2019 01:01 am CET

Adam Yates takes overall victory at CRO Race
Adam Yates takes overall victory at CRO Race
Photo of Adam Yates by Mitchelton-Scott

Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates has successfully defended the overall lead of the CRO Race and took the victory of the race after crossing safely the finish line of the last stage.

The last stage of the Croatian race took the peloton to Zagreb over a 154-kilometre route. A group of eight riders from the breakaway of the day and their advantage was reduced with 39 kilometres to go when the riders took the city circuit.

Delko Marseille Provence's Alessandro Fedeli was the only survivor of the breakaway and he managed to cross the finish line just ahead of the fast peloton that was getting close to him. Yates arrived to the finish in the seventh position and secured the overall win of the race, as well as the lead of the mountain classification, while his teammate Alex Edmondson took the points jersey.

"Today panned out perfectly, we didn't want to risk working too much earlier in the day and having nobody in the final circuits just in case it kicked off," said Yates at the end of the stage. "From the beginning of the week we set out to win a stage and hopefully the GC would come along with that and that's pretty much what ended up happening. Alex was up there almost every stage challenging for the win and Brent and Callum really set me up for my win on stage five, so as a team we couldn't have done much more.

"We had a real mix of guys here and with some of the dangerous finishing circuit things could have got out of control quickly but we stayed focused and never really ended up on back foot the whole week."




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