Simon Yates wins Queen stage of Tirreno Adriatico and takes GC lead
Sep 12 2020 09:58 pm CET

Simon Yates wins Queen stage of Tirreno Adriatico and takes GC lead
Simon Yates wins Queen stage of Tirreno Adriatico and takes GC lead
Photo of Mitchelton-Scott jersey (c) Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates has taken the victory of the Queen Stage in Tirreno-Adriatico and with it, he took the lead of the General Classification.

All the favourites arrived together to the last climb of the day, and with four kilometres to go, Yates launched his move, which was strong enough for him to build a gap that he could maintain until the end. Ineos Grenadiers' Geraint Thomas and Bora-hansgrohe's Rafal Majka completed the top three of the day.

"It was a really good day, a lot of good work from the team and I knew I had good legs already from yesterday," said the Briton. "Today was a big opportunity to take the jersey and to take some time, with the time trial on the last day I need a good buffer.

"It was already a fast pace first by EF Pro Cycling and then by Astana Pro Cycling. Majka attacked to really start the show, I saw an opportunity and really took it. I saw straight away that I had a gap so just went full gas. I am very wary because I know it will be seconds that this race is won by so I just have to try to do my best now in the next stages."




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