Tour de France best young rider Adam Yates has finished amongst the elite group of main contenders at the Giro d'Italia today, consolidating his overall position after 11 stages.
Ahead, Omar Friere (Dimension Data) won from the breakaway, crossing the line one-minute 37seconds ahead of the Yates group.
The 161km route from Firenze to Bagno di Romagna featured four categorised climbs and it was in the last three-kilometers of the final ascent where the action sparked.
A fast tempo set by Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Mérida) and an attack from Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) thinned out the group but Yates held strong.
ORICA-SCOTT teammate Ruben Plaza dropped back from the early breakaway to lead the Yates group down the descent and to the finish.
"The pace was on all stage so it was a hard day," Yates said. "My legs felt pretty good so it’s nice to get through another day feeling strong.”
|1||Omar Fraile (SPA) - Dimension Data||4:23:14|
|2||Rui Costa (POR) - UAE Team Emirates||ST|
|3||Pierre Rolland (FRA) - Cannondale-Drapac||ST|
|4||Tanel Kangert (EST) - Astana Pro Team||ST|
|5||Giovanni Visconti (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida||ST|
|6||Ben Hermans (BEL) - BMC Racing Team||ST|
|7||Dario Cataldo (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||ST|
|8||Simone Petilli (ITA) - UAE Team Emirates||ST|
|9||Maxime Monfort (BEL) - Lotto Soudal||0:00:03|
|10||Laurens De Plus (BEL) - Quick-Step Floors||0:00:03|
|13||Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:01:37|
|23||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:01:37|
|55||Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:04:27|
|91||Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:15:39|
|133||Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:25:58|
|146||Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:25:58|
|151||Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:25:58|
|182||Alexander Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:31:03|
|183||Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:31:03|