Roglic wins Tirreno-Adriatico by 1 second from Yates

The Associated Press

SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) -- Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race by one second when he beat British rider Adam Yates in the final-stage time trial on Tuesday.

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.

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''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.''

Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark finished third overall, 30 seconds behind Roglic and nearly a minute ahead of Tom Dumoulin.

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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