our de France best young rider Adam Yates has moved into the white jersey at the Giro d'Italia after a short but brutal stage 18 today.
The 24-year-old ORICA-SCOTT rider finished 12th on the stage, just behind the group containing the pink jersey, one-minute and 16seconds down on stage winner Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team).
The effort lifts Yates into ninth overall and gives him an 18second lead in the best young rider competition.
“It wasn’t an easy day in the saddle but in the end I took the white jersey,” Yates said. “For how long, we will see.”
|1||Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team||3:54:04|
|2||Mikel Landa (SPA) - Team Sky||ST|
|3||Thibaut Pinot (FRA) - FDJ||0:00:08|
|4||Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) - AG2R La Mondiale||0:00:08|
|5||Jan Hirt (CZE) - CCC Sprandi Polkowice||0:00:11|
|6||Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) - Katusha-Alpecin||0:00:24|
|7||Steven Kruijswijk (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo||0:00:34|
|8||Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek-Segafredo||0:00:34|
|9||Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Sunweb||0:01:06|
|10||Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team||0:01:06|
|12||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:01:12|
|34||Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:08:44|
|41||Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:18:48|
|47||Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:32:57|
|51||Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:32:57|
|103||Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:33:09|
|142||Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:35:55|