Adam Yates frustrated with cancelled Tirreno-Adriatico stage

Orica-GreenEdge's Adam Yates climbed his way to ninth place at Tirreno-Adriatico in 2015, but with the cancellation of this year's mountain stage the Brit is frustrated he can't challenge for the title

Simon Yates in action during the 2016 Drome Classic

(Image credit: Watson)

Adam Yates climbed with Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali, and placed ninth overall in the Tirreno-Adriatico in 2015. This year, he wanted to win the Italian stage race. Instead, with the cancelled queen stage today, he has no chance and says he fells "frustrated."

RCS Sport cancelled the stage the summit finish stage to Monte San Vicino last night because of predicted cold rain and snow on the four climbs. Director Mauro Vegni said, "We decided not to risk the riders' health." The bad weather never arrived, however.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.