Adam Yates 'didn't have the legs' as he secures top 10 at Tokyo Olympics road race

The Brit was the first to open his sprint for second despite not being the fastest finisher of the chase group

Adam Yates
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Adam Yates put in a determined performance at the Toyko Olympics men's road race, securing a top 10 finish after making it into the select chase group, and even opening up the sprint for the line in search of a silver medal.

"It was a real tough day, I think we did the best we could," Yates told the BBC afterwards. "We rode it how we wanted to but in the end I didn't have the legs there."

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