Adam Yates seals overall victory at CRO Race


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.”

CRO Race 2019 – stage 6 results (Sveta Nedelja – Zagreb):

1Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille Provence)


2Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-Merida)


3Florian Kierner (Felbermayr-Simplon Wels)


4Stef Krul (Metec-TKH)


5Alex Edmondson (Mitchelton-Scott)


6Dusan Rajovic (Adria Mobil)


7Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)


8Sjoerd Bax (Metec-TKH)


9Benjamin Hill (Ljubljana Gusto Santic)


10Quentin Pacher (Vital Concept-B&B Hotel)


CRO Race 2019 – final general classification:

1Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)


2Davide Villella (Astana)


3Victor de la Parte (CCC)


4Andrey Zeits (Astana)


5Domen Novak (Bahrain-Merida)


6Alexis Guerin (Delko Marseille Provence)


7Pierre Rolland (Vital Concept-B&B Hotel)


8Brent Bookwalter (Mitchelton-Scott)


9Sjoerd Bax (Metec-TKH)


10Radoslav Rogina (Adria Mobil)



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