Brit Stevie Williams takes first career wins as he seals overall victory at Cro Race

Simon Yates finished fourth as the 25-year-old battled to secure his GC win on the final stage

Stevie Williams
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British rider Stevie Williams took his first victories at the Cro Race over the weekend, winning the penultimate stage en route to sealing the overall win.

The 25-year-old won stage five ahead of Uno-X's Markus Hoelgaard, a day with an HC-category climb in the middle before finishing with two third category ascents. Williams had broken away in a small group also containing Simon Yates, who finished fourth overall, before accelerating away in the final few kilometres to take a 10-second gap at the finish and assume the GC lead.

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