Simon Yates 'wary' of Tirreno-Adriatico TT after taking race lead

SARNANO ITALY SEPTEMBER 11 Gianluca Brambilla of Italy and Team TrekSegafredo Simon Yates of The United Kingdom and Team MitcheltonScott Breakaway during the 55th TirrenoAdriatico 2020 Stage 5 a 202km stage from Norcia to SarnanoSassotetto 1335m TirrenAdriatico on September 11 2020 in Sarnano Italy Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) attacks on stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

With a commanding solo victory on stage 5, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) moved into the driving seat for the overall classification at Tirreno-Adriatico but the Bury man is still cautious about his chances.

The Sassotetto summit finish was the last mountain test of the Italian race with a sprint day, a classics-style stage, and a time trial remaining. Yates’ win propelled him up the standings and into the leader’s jersey, but his advantage is just 16 seconds over Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) and 39 seconds over Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers).

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