'Remco Evenepoel was too strong' says Simon Yates following Tour of Poland masterclass

The Belgian rode away from the rest of the field with 50km to go to take yet another stunning solo victory

Simon Yates at the Tour of Poland 2020 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Simon Yates said Remco Evenepoel "was too strong" after the young Belgian stole a march on the rest of the field at the Tour of Poland with 50km to go, solo-ing to the line to take a commanding GC lead.

The Mitchelton-Scott rider formed part of the chase group with Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) to try and track down the Deceuninck - Quick-Step escapee but it was too little too late.

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