Vuelta a España: Adam Yates suffers like never before in search of podium

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA SPAIN SEPTEMBER 05 Adam Yates of United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers sprints during the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 21 a 338 km Individual Time Trial stage from Padrn to Santiago de Compostela lavuelta LaVuelta21 ITT on September 05 2021 in Santiago de Compostela Spain Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) on the final time trial of the Vuelta a España 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) tried to move up the overall classification on the final stage of the Vuelta a España, searching for a podium spot with a determined turn of speed during the initial stages of the time trial on stage 21. The effort, however, didn’t succeed as the rider paid for that early pace as the race against the clock progressed.

On the undulating 33.8 kilometre course of the final stage into Santiago de Compostela, Yates needed to leapfrog third-placed Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious) if he wanted to make it onto his first Grand Tour podium. The Briton had already moved up two places with his third place finish on the action-packed penultimate stage but still had a minute deficit to the Australian rider to try and make up in the final time trial. 

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