Queen stage winner Adam Yates has successfully retained his lead on the final stage to be crowned the 2019 CRO Race champion in Zagreb.
Yates finished seventh place on the final stage behind winner Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille Provence), the only survivor of the breakaway.
The Mitchelton-Scott rider finished 22 seconds ahead of Astana’s Davide Villella in the general classification.
“Today panned out perfectly, we didn’t want to risk working too much earlier in the day and having nobody in the final circuits just in case it kicked off,” said Yates at the end of the stage.
“From the beginning of the week we set out to win a stage and hopefully the GC would come along with that and that’s pretty much what ended up happening. Alex was up there almost every stage challenging for the win and Brent and Callum really set me up for my win on stage five, so as a team we couldn’t have done much more.
“We had a real mix of guys here and with some of the dangerous finishing circuit things could have got out of control quickly but we stayed focused and never really ended up on back foot the whole week.”
— World Cycling Stats (@wcsbike) October 6, 2019
CRO Race 2019 – stage 6 results (Sveta Nedelja – Zagreb):
|1||Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille Provence)|
|2||Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-Merida)|
|3||Florian Kierner (Felbermayr-Simplon Wels)|
|4||Stef Krul (Metec-TKH)|
|5||Alex Edmondson (Mitchelton-Scott)|
|6||Dusan Rajovic (Adria Mobil)|
|7||Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)|
|8||Sjoerd Bax (Metec-TKH)|
|9||Benjamin Hill (Ljubljana Gusto Santic)|
|10||Quentin Pacher (Vital Concept-B&B Hotel)|
CRO Race 2019 – final general classification:
|1||Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)|
|2||Davide Villella (Astana)|
|3||Victor de la Parte (CCC)|
|4||Andrey Zeits (Astana)|
|5||Domen Novak (Bahrain-Merida)|
|6||Alexis Guerin (Delko Marseille Provence)|
|7||Pierre Rolland (Vital Concept-B&B Hotel)|
|8||Brent Bookwalter (Mitchelton-Scott)|
|9||Sjoerd Bax (Metec-TKH)|
|10||Radoslav Rogina (Adria Mobil)|