Rounding out a successful day for the Yates twins, Simon Yates won the stage 5 time trial at Paris-Nice Thursday, shortly after his brother Adam took the overall lead in Italy’s Tirreno-Adriatico stage race.

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) rode the 25.5km time trial around Barbentane, France at an average speed of 50.274kph. Katusha-Alpecin’s Nils Politt was second by seven seconds. Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski defended his overall lead with a third-place finish on the day, 11 seconds behind Yates.

Full report to follow.

Paris – Nice Stage 5 (ITT) Results