Adam Yates looking to take time at Tirreno-Adriatico despite playing down GC prospects

The Britain says he has no overall ambitions but will try and take time if he can

Adam Yates on stage four of the 2019 Tirreno-Adriatico (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), race leader in Tirreno-Adriatico, is playing down the prospect of an overall victory in two days despite aiming to take more time in the final mountain stage.

Yates leads the race by seven seconds on Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) and 50 seconds on Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb). On Saturday, he rode free on the tricky Marchigiano roads with classification rival Roglič to gain time on all of his rivals including Dumoulin.

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