2016 Tour de France revelation Adam Yates has won the GP Industria and Artigianato di Larciano for the second time today, sprinting to victory in style against an elite field of the world's best climbers.
ORICA-SCOTT rode a controlled and intelligent race behind the day’s early breakaway before strong turns from Australians Jack Haig and Rob Power dramatically reduced the peloton and set the scene for Yates. Part of an elite six man group that contested the finale, and included Cannondale-Drapac riders Rigoberto Uran and Simon Clark, the 24-year-old Briton played it perfectly, letting his companions attack before jumping clear at the last moment and sealing the win.
“I wasn’t lucky, but I’m not renowned as a sprinter so it’s a good win for me,” said Yates at the finish. “I tried to give it some welly on the last climb and have a few digs, but I couldn’t get away from the other guys and had to wait for the sprint. It’s really good to come back here and get a second win, the team were fantastic and it’s a great way to go into next week's Tirreno Adriatico.”
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