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As it happened: Adam Yates boosts lead with solo win in Tour de Suisse stage 5

Tour de Suisse stage 5 winner and race leader Adam Yates


That just about wraps it up for live coverage of stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse today. There’ll be more tomorrow, but throughout the evening you can keep updated with news, analysis and our main report here on Cyclingnews.

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And here’s a shot of Adam Yates claiming the stage win, his first since he took a double triumph in the Tour of Oman early this sprint, simultaneously clinching the final summit finish at Green Mountain and claiming outright victory.

No change in the top two spots on GC of course, but Bernal is now up a place in third overall, Enric Mas has moved up to fourth and Matthew Riccitello is lying in fifth.

It almost goes without saying that Adam Yates is now also in control of the mountains classification, ousting stage 4 winner  Torstein Træen (Bahrain Victorious) from the top spot. He’s now in charge of the points classification, too, ahead of previous leader Bryan Coquard (Cofidis.) UAE keep command of the teams classification but young American Matthew Riccitello (Israel-Premier Tech) has moved ahead of last year’s overall winner Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek) in the BYR ranking.

Some first words from the winner and race leader, who when asked about UAE’s dominating ride all the way through to the final climb and then on the mountain itself, agrees that
“It was a really strong performance. Right at the end there Joao [Almeida] was putting down a crazy pace, I only had to follow for four or five ks. When I attacked he was still there, so he’s obviously in super great shape,and  the team is super-motivated for the rest of the week.”
“It’s a good position to be in to have two guys in such great shape. We’re both co-leaders, we have been since the start and so far it’s working out well.”
“It wasn’t easy for us. Ineos set down a superhard pace on the first…

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