Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika - Race Overview

Simon Yates carried on the family form for ORICA-BikeExchange by taking a solo victory at the Spanish one-day race Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika today.

Twenty-four hours after twin brother Adam Yates won the white jersey and fourth overall at the Tour de France, Simon rounded off a great weekend for the Australian outfit with his first victory as a professional.

Canadian strong man Christian Meier animated the early nine-rider breakaway before Australian Damien Howson moved up the field to perfectly set up Yates for the late attack.

The 23-year-old Briton brilliantly executed the final move, powering away from a group of around five riders on the final ascent towards the finish to cross the line over 30seconds ahead of his nearest challenger.

“I am really happy with this win,” said Yates. “It’s actually my first victory as a full professional and of course it is very special, especially in such a tough race.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 3:49:50
2 Angel Madrazo (ESP) - Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:34
3 Alexander Vdovin (RUS) - Lokosphinx 0:34
4 Javier Moreno (ESP) - Movistar Team 0:34
5 Davis Belda (ESP) - Team Roth 0:34
6 Hugh Carthy (GBR) - Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:43
7 Karol Domagalski (POL) - One Pro Cycling 0:46
8 Garikoitz Bravo (ESP) - Euskadi Basque Courty - Murias 0:46
9 Pello Bilbao (ESP) - Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:46
10 Sergio Andres Higuita (COL) - Team Manzana Postobon 0:46
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 3:49:50
31 Amets Txurruka (ESP) - ORICA-BikeExchange 3:35
34 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 3:37
44 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 8:17
71 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 13:04