‘It’s disappointing, Adam Yates deserved the Tirreno-Adriatico podium’

Yates had to pull out of Tirreno despite sitting second on GC after falling ill

Adam Yates in the white jersey at Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Adam Yates sits in the Orica-Scott hotel on Sunday evening along Italy's eastern coast in Le Marche with a DNF instead of a second place overall behind Nairo Quintana (Movistar).

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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.