Tirreno-Adriatico: Adam Yates wins stage 5

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) took his first win of the season in Filottrano on stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico. Seven seconds later, Team Sky's Michał Kwiatkowski finished third behind Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), with the Pole taking over the race lead.

Kwiatkowski's advantage over second-place on GC Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing) is three seconds, while Mikel Landa (Movistar) lies in third, 23 seconds down. With tomorrow's stage one for the sprinters, expect Tuesday's time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto to be decisive for the GC battle.

As for today's stage, Yates had struck out alone on the Muro di Filottrano 5km from the finish. He looked the strongest by some distance on the climb and despite the efforts of Bora-Hansgrohe, as well as brief attacks from Landa and Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), he wasn't in danger of being caught.

Yates' solo victory is the second in two days for the family, with his twin brother Simon having won in Paris-Nice on Saturday before falling just short of overall victory earlier today.

How it unfolded

A tribute to Michele Scarponi, the Astana rider who was killed while out training last April, stage 5 was another hilly one - this time ending with a hilltop finish in Scarponi's home town of Filottrano.

Four classified climbs - all third category - dotted the stage before the finale. First up was Mon-telupone at 49.9km, then Ossimo at 117.8km, before two initial climbs of Filottrano at 142.7km and 158.8km. At the finish came another ride up the Muro di Filottrano (a 1.8km climb featuring gradients of up to 16 per cent) before a short descent and another ramp to the line. The day's intermediate sprints came at Morrovalle (58.5km) and Porto Recanati (84.9km).

Featuring in the break of the day were Dario Cataldo (Astana), Igor Boeve (Gazprom-Rusvelo), Kristijan Koren (Bahrain-Merida), Steve Morabito (Groupama-FDJ) and Iljo Keisse (Quick-Step Floors), with the group quickly building up a lead of six minutes in the opening 20km.

With no GC threats up front, and with the points and climbers jerseys in the fairly safe hands of Jacopo Mosca (Willier Triestina-Selle Italia) and Nicola Bagioli (Nippo-Vini Fantini), the competition for the climbs and sprints was less urgent than in previous days.

The break's advantage slowly eroded until the majority of the break was swallowed up less than 20km from the finish. Scarponi's ex-teammate Cataldo was the last man standing from the break, finally caught just over 10km from the finish line.

At the front of the peloton were Mitchelton-Scott, working for Yates, and Team Sky, working for Michał Kwiatkowski, who lay just one second back from overnight race leader Caruso. And as the peloton hit the climb, it was Yates who took it up at the front solo, pulling away on the steep slopes of the Muro.

Bora-Hansgrohe had taken to the front, working for world champion Peter Sagan. But Yates' advantage had stretched to 10 seconds as he hit the final kilometre and the final kick up. Forays off the front from Landa and Lutsenko couldn't reel Yates in either, and the Brit enjoyed his ride to the line and his first victory of the season.

The sprint for second was duly won by Sagan, edging out Kwiatkowski, who took over the race lead thanks to the bonus seconds on offer for finishing third. 

FullResults

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott4:16:35
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:07
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team SkyRow 2 - Cell 2
4Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 3 - Cell 2
5Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 4 - Cell 2
6Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team SkyRow 5 - Cell 2
7Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jaime Roson (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 8 - Cell 2
10Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-HansgroheRow 10 - Cell 2
12George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo0:00:12
13Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:15
15José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-AlpecinRow 14 - Cell 2
16Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 15 - Cell 2
17Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:23
18Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:25
19Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:00:38
20Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 19 - Cell 2
21Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 20 - Cell 2
22Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-ScottRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team EmiratesRow 22 - Cell 2
24Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension DataRow 23 - Cell 2
25Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-SegafredoRow 24 - Cell 2
26Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 25 - Cell 2
27Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 26 - Cell 2
28Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 27 - Cell 2
29Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step FloorsRow 28 - Cell 2
30Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:44
31Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:50
33Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:06
34Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia0:01:11
35Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 34 - Cell 2
36Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension DataRow 35 - Cell 2
37Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension DataRow 36 - Cell 2
38Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 37 - Cell 2
39Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 38 - Cell 2
40Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-AlpecinRow 39 - Cell 2
41Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:16
42Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension Data0:01:19
43Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 42 - Cell 2
44Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Bahrain-Merida0:01:54
45Davide Cimolai (Ita) Groupama-FDJRow 44 - Cell 2
46Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 45 - Cell 2
47Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step FloorsRow 46 - Cell 2
48Simone Ponzi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 47 - Cell 2
49Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 48 - Cell 2
59Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:38
60Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:05:16
61Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
62Michael Hepburn (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott0:05:27
63Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 53 - Cell 2
64Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:07:03
65Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:07:48
66Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 56 - Cell 2
67Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:07:51
68Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team SkyRow 58 - Cell 2
69August Jensen (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy0:07:54
70Antoine Duchesne (Can) Groupama-FDJ0:07:58
71Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:08:05
72Alberto Bettiol (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
73Chris Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 63 - Cell 2
74Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:09:00
75Jos van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo0:09:23
76Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 66 - Cell 2
77Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:11:08
78Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team SkyRow 68 - Cell 2
79Filippo Ganna (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 69 - Cell 2
80Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) UAE Team EmiratesRow 70 - Cell 2
81Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-ScottRow 71 - Cell 2
82Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team SkyRow 72 - Cell 2
83Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 73 - Cell 2
84Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) LottoNL-JumboRow 74 - Cell 2
85Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 75 - Cell 2
86Boy van Poppel (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 76 - Cell 2
87Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:12:49
88Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
89Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 79 - Cell 2
90Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step FloorsRow 80 - Cell 2
91Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step FloorsRow 81 - Cell 2
92Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
93Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy0:14:20
94Nathan Haas (Aus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 84 - Cell 2
95Julien Duval (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 85 - Cell 2
96Patrick Bevin (NZl) BMC Racing TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
97Eduard Grosu (Rom) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 87 - Cell 2
98Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal0:14:28
99Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia0:15:51
100Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 90 - Cell 2
101Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 91 - Cell 2
102Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 92 - Cell 2
103Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 93 - Cell 2
104Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Groupama-FDJRow 94 - Cell 2
105Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 95 - Cell 2
106Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 96 - Cell 2
107Alex Dowsett (GBr) Katusha-Alpecin0:20:15
108Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-SegafredoRow 98 - Cell 2
109Nikolai Cherkasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 99 - Cell 2
110Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-SegafredoRow 100 - Cell 2
111Marco Coledan (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 101 - Cell 2
112Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-SegafredoRow 102 - Cell 2
113Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
114Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 104 - Cell 2
115Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 105 - Cell 2
116Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 106 - Cell 2
117Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 107 - Cell 2
118Guy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 108 - Cell 2
119Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 109 - Cell 2
120Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 110 - Cell 2
121Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 111 - Cell 2
122Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Groupama-FDJRow 112 - Cell 2
123Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 113 - Cell 2
124Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 114 - Cell 2
125Robert Wagner (Ger) LottoNL-JumboRow 115 - Cell 2
126Marcel Kittel (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 116 - Cell 2
127Maarten Wynants (Bel) LottoNL-JumboRow 117 - Cell 2
128Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle ItaliaRow 118 - Cell 2
129Stepan Kuriyanov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 119 - Cell 2
130Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesRow 120 - Cell 2
131Chad Haga (USA) Team SunwebRow 121 - Cell 2
132Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 122 - Cell 2
133Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-JumboRow 123 - Cell 2
134Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 124 - Cell 2
135Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa OviniRow 125 - Cell 2
136Dennis van Winden (Ned) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 126 - Cell 2
137Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step FloorsRow 127 - Cell 2
138Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team SunwebRow 128 - Cell 2
139Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team SunwebRow 129 - Cell 2
140Taylor Phinney (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b CannondaleRow 130 - Cell 2
141Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Bahrain-MeridaRow 131 - Cell 2
142Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-HansgroheRow 132 - Cell 2
143Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team SunwebRow 133 - Cell 2
144Leopold Konig (Cze) Bora-HansgroheRow 134 - Cell 2
DNFMark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension DataRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFBernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension DataRow 136 - Cell 2
DNFCaleb Ewan (Aus) Mitchelton-ScottRow 137 - Cell 2
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Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott12pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe10Row 1 - Cell 3
3Steve Morabito (Swi) Groupama-FDJ10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal7Row 4 - Cell 3
6Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale6Row 5 - Cell 3
7Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky5Row 7 - Cell 3
9Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida4Row 9 - Cell 3
11Jaime Roson (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 10 - Cell 3
12Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 11 - Cell 3
13Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team2Row 12 - Cell 3
14Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team1Row 13 - Cell 3
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KOM 1 - Montelupone - 49.9km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team5pts
2Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Steve Morabito (Swi) Groupama-FDJ2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1Row 3 - Cell 3
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KOM 2 - Osimo - 117.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team5pts
2Steve Morabito (Swi) Groupama-FDJ3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1Row 3 - Cell 3
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KOM 3 - Filottrano - 142.7km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team5pts
2Steve Morabito (Swi) Groupama-FDJ3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kristijan Koren (Slo) Bahrain-Merida2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors1Row 3 - Cell 3
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KOM 4 - Filottrano - 158.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team5pts
2Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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KOM 5 - Filottrano - 178km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott5pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Team Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bora - Hansgrohe12:50:49
2Astana Pro Team0:00:36
3UAE Team Emirates0:00:50
4Team Katusha Alpecin0:01:00
5Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:12
6Mitchelton - Scott0:01:28
7Bahrain - MeridaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Team Dimension Data0:01:56
9Lotto Soudal0:02:13
10Movistar Team0:02:36
11Quick-Step Floors0:02:39
12Nippo-Vini Fantini-EuropaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Groupama - FDJ0:03:22
14BMC Racing Team0:04:06
15Team Sky0:07:01
16AG2R La Mondiale0:09:45
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