Adam Yates wins Clásica de San Sebastián - without knowing it

Adam Yates takes first WorldTour victory at Clásica de San Sebastián - but communication problems during race meant that he couldn't be sure

Adam Yates attacks in the 2015 Clasica San Sebastian

(Image credit: Watson)

Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) took the biggest win of his career on Saturday, claiming a solo victory in the Clásica de San Sebastián in Spain.

The 22-year-old British rider attacked on the final climb of Bordako Tontorra to take his first WorldTour victory ahead of Belgian Philippe Gilbert (BMC) in second and Spanish defending champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in third.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.