Adam Yates (Orica-Scott) has won the GP Industria and Artigianato di Larciano for the second time today, sprinting to victory ahed of Richard Carapaz (Movistar) and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac).
Part of an elite six man group that contested the finale, and included Cannondale-Drapac riders Rigoberto Uran and Simon Clarke, Androni’s Mattia Cattaneo and Egan Bernal, the 24-year-old Briton played it perfectly, letting his companions attack before jumping clear at the last moment and sealing the win.
“I wasn’t lucky, but I’m not renowned as a sprinter so it’s a good win for me,” said Yates at the finish. “I tried to give it some welly on the last climb and have a few digs, but I couldn’t get away from the other guys and had to wait for the sprint.”
“It’s really good to come back here and get a second win, the team were fantastic and it’s a great way to go into next week’s Tirreno Adriatico.”
GP Industria & Artigianato 2017 results:
|1||Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)|
|2||Richard Carapaz (Movistar)|
|3||Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac)|
|4||Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)|
|5||Egan Bernal (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)|
|6||Simon Clarke (Cannondale-Drapac)|
|7||Francesco Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)|
|8||Filippo Pozzato (Wilier Triestina)|
|9||Paolo Totò (Sangemini – MG. K Vis)|
|10||Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar)|