Simon Yates fades after Tirreno-Adriatico attack to suffer GC setback

Simon Yates (Bike Exchange)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) illuminated stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico as part of an elite four-man break on the road to Chiusdino, but the Briton’s overall aspirations were dealt a blow when he surprisingly lost 1:22 after being caught and dropped by a reduced peloton in the finale.

Yates had gone on the offensive in the company of João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Pavel Sivakov (Ineos) and Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) on the climb of Poggio alla Croce with a little over 30km remaining.

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