Tirreno-Adriatico 2018 Stage 5: Adam Yates solos to win, Michal Kwiatkowski new leader

The Tirreno-Adriatico honours Michele Scarponi in its 5th stage. The race travels to a punchy closing circuit in his hometown Filottrano, where Adam Yates solos to victory ahead of Peter Sagan and Michal Kwiatkowsi. The Pole moves into the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico

1. Adam Yates (gbr)
2. Peter Sagan (svk) + 0.07
3. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) s.t.
4. Tiesj Benoot (bel) s.t.
5. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
6. Geraint Thomas (gbr) s.t.
7. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
8. Jaime Roson Garcia (spa) s.t.
9. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
10. Damiano Caruso (ita) s.t.

GC after the 5th stage
1. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol)
2. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 0.03
3. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.23
4. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.29
5. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.34
6. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.36
7. Davide Formolo (ita) + 0.37
8. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 0.39
9. George Bennett (nld) + 0.41
10. Jaime Roson Garcia (spa) + 0.47

Race report
Shortly after the start Dario Cataldo, Iljo Keisse, Kristijan Koren, Steve Morabito and Igor Boev jump clear to race to a lead of almost 7 minutes.

With one lap to go Cataldo is the last remaining escapee. The main group is close behind. All favourites are on board with the exception of Wilco Kelderman, who crashed twice and is out of GC contention.

Cataldo is brought back with 11 kms remaining, while Froome punctures 5.4 kms before the finish.

Adam Yates accelerates on the first of two last climbs to the line and distances the main group. He hits the steep final ramp 20 seconds ahead of the chasers. Lutsenko is chasing,but to no avail.

Yates pockets the win, while Sagan sprints to second place and Kwiatkowski comes in third. The Pole moves into the blue leader’s jersey thanks to 4 bonus seconds on offer for finishing third.

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