Yates clinches fourth on final day

10 Apr 2021

Yates clinches fourth on final day

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Itzulia Basque Country - Stage 6 » Ondarroa › Arrate (Eibar), 111.9km

Adam Yates put in an impressive performance on the final day of racing in the Basque Country, maximising his opportunities to move back up to fourth place overall.

The Brit rode well amidst an elite group of contenders after an extremely action-packed and selective queen stage.

Yates crossed the line in fourth, moving up two places on GC, leapfrogging Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) and holding off stage victor David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ).

The Grenadier ended the six-day event 1:26 back on winner Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma). The Slovenian took advantage of a split in the peloton to launch an audacious bid for overall victory.

Richard Carapaz was present in a breakaway group following an attacking start to the day. Yates was able to sit in behind, with Tao Geoghegan Hart monitoring the initial counter attacks.