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Adam Yates abandons Tirreno-Adriatico

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Adam Yates leads Rigoberto Uran across the line.

Adam Yates leads Rigoberto Uran across the line.
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Adam Yates (Orica-scott)

Adam Yates (Orica-scott)
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Adam Yates wins 2017 GP Industria & Artigianato

Adam Yates wins 2017 GP Industria & Artigianato
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Adam Yates with the 2017 GP Industria & Artigianato trophy

Adam Yates with the 2017 GP Industria & Artigianato trophy
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Adam Yates (Orica-Scott) called it quits Sunday at Tirreno-Adriatico, abandoning the race during the 210km fifth stage.

The 24-year-old Brit had climbed into second overall, 33 seconds behind race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar), with a third-place finish on the stage 4 ascent to Terminillo.

"We've still got a couple of days to try something and see what happens. Quintana is looking pretty strong but you never know," Yates had noted after the finish Saturday.

Despite saying that he was "feeling good" after the queen stage, he climbed off Sunday with 75 kilometres left to race on a challenging stage 5 with an apparent illness.

Yates' abandon pushes Quintana's GC lead to 56 seconds over the nearest competitor, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), who now sits second overall.