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Adam Yates plays down his chances of winning Tirreno-Adriatico

Adam Yates gained time on Primož Roglič on stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico, extending his race lead from 7 to 25 seconds. The Mitchelton-Scott man played down his of securing overall victory though, saying it was simply “not enough” “In the back of my head I’d have liked 45 seconds to be safe. In my mind, it’s not enough,” he said, pragmatically.  “We all know Roglič is a super time trialist and on a course like this one, he’ll take a lot of time out of me. I can only try my best and see what happens.

UCI backtracks on fines after riders threaten to protest

The UCI has backtracked on applying stiff fines and ranking point penalties if riders arrive late at race sign-on after the peloton threatened to go on strike before the final stage of the UAE Tour. The UCI changed the rules of the sign-on protocol for the 2019 season because riders often stayed on their team buses and arrived en-masse in the final minutes before the start of races.

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