Roglic wins Tirreno-Adriatico by 1 second from YatesSlovenian rider Primoz Roglic celebrates on the podim after winning the 54th Tirreno Adriatico cycling race, in San Benedetto del Tronto, central Italy, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Dario Belinghieri/ANSA via AP)
Victor Campenaerts won the 10-kilometer (six-mile) individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto.
Roglic, who rides for Team Jumbo-Visma, started the time trial in second place in the overall standings, 25 seconds behind Yates.
''It was unbelievably close. I was lucky in the end,'' Roglic said. ''I felt strong ... I tried to make a difference and really go for it and I really pushed until the finish line.
''I was confident but I can only control myself.''
Yates had been in the lead of the race since the second of the seven stages, while his Mitchelton-Scott team had won the opening-day team time trial.
''It was close, but it wasn't enough, that's how it goes, that's bike racing,'' Yates said. ''I did the best I could, I said yesterday that 25 seconds isn't really enough. But I did a good TT, I'll have to look back but I think the power was good and I held my position for as long as I could.
''There wasn't much more I could do, the strongest man won, but for sure next year I'll be back and hopefully I can come back stronger.''
Campenaerts won the final stage in 11-plus minutes. Alberto Bettiol was three seconds behind the Belgian. Jos van Emden of the Netherlands was four seconds back.
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