Lead of 25 seconds not enough to win Tirreno-Adriatico, says Adam Yates

The Briton plays down GC chances despite extending his lead on stage five

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

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), even with a 25-second lead, says he will not win the Tirreno-Adriatico when it ends in two days on Tuesday.

He gained more time Sunday on his number one rival Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), but the time trial closing out the Italian race concerns him.

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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.