Brit Adam Yates continues solid form in Canada with second place behind Belgian Tim Wellens in the one-day WorldTour race

Belgian Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) prevailed in a two-man sprint against Briton Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) to take victory in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal in Canada on Sunday.

The pair had attacked on the final climb of Mount Royal in the 205.7-kilometre WorldTour race, which was run off in torrential rain.

>>> Adam Yates satisfied with second to Tim Wellens in Montréal

Former World Champion Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) led home the chasers for third place at two seconds.

Montreal Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada

Torrential rainstorms punctuated the racing during the 2015 Montreal Grand Prix

Yates’s brother Simon finished in 16th place, 12 seconds behind the leaders, having been in an early 14-rider move as the race unfolded.

The result caps off a successful spell in Canada for Adam Yates, where he finish as runner-up in the Tour of Alberta behind Bauke Mollema last week.

Tim Wellens wins 2015 Montreal Grand Prix

Tim Wellens wins 2015 Montreal Grand Prix

Result

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, 205.7km
1. Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto-Soudal in 5-20-09
2. Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge at same time
3. Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida at 2 secs
4. Jan Bakelants (Bel) Ag2r La Mondiale at 4 sces
5. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto-Soudal at st
6. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 5 secs
7. Romain Bardet (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale at st
8. Robert Gesink (Ned) Lotto NL-Jumbo) at 9 secs
9. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing
10. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Garmin both at st