Britain’s Adam Yates moved up to second in the general classification of the Volta a Catalunya in Spain after winning stage three on Wednesday. The 26-year-old, who rides for Mitchelton-Scott, had a bit extra in the legs following a 12km climb that took them to a summit finish with an altitude of 2,150m at the ski resort Vallter 2000.
Yates edged out Team Sky rider Egan Bernal, while Ireland’s Dan Martin came third, Nairo Quintana fourth and Miguel Angel Lopez fifth following a gruelling day. “I had the best legs in the final section,” said Yates. “There’ll be more of the same tomorrow.
There’s plenty of time to get the overall lead here.” Yates, who finished just one second behind Primoz Roglic at the Tirreno Adriatico last week, is hoping to go one better in Spain. Yates is now only 27 seconds behind Belgian Thomas de Gendt, who was two minutes 47 seconds ahead overnight, in the general classification standings.