'You're not going to gain 50 watts from it': Adam Yates not spurred on by brother's Paris-Nice loss

A matter-of-fact Adam Yates says his brother Simon's loss of the overall title didn't push him on to take his Tirreno-Adriatico stage win

Adam Yates celebrates victory on stage five of the 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) surged ahead to win Tirreno-Adriatico's hilltop finish in Filottrano on Sunday, saying he heard that just one hour before that his team-mate and twin brother Simon lost his grip on the Paris-Nice overall.

Yates kept to the team's script regardless, following on the heels of Mitchelton-Scott's work for a solo push up into the walled city known for late cyclist Michele Scarponi.

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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.