Yates wins Tour of the Alps for Aust team

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Simon Yates has wrapped up overall victory at the Tour of the Alps as Felix Grosschartner won the final stage into Riva del Garda.

Yates crossed the line for his Australian team, Team BikeExchange, in a much-reduced peloton on Friday to retain his 58-second advantage over Spaniard Pello Bilbao of Bahrain-Victorious.

Bora-Hansgrohe's Grosschartner took a solo win with an attack from the day's breakaway on the 121km stage from Valle del Chiese, while Ireland's Nicolas Roche was second across the line some 34 seconds later, just ahead of the group including Yates.

The 28-year-old Yates was using this race as his final warm-up for the Giro d'Italia, which begins in Sicily in two weeks' time.

"It's really fantastic," Yates said of his win. "The team did a great job today, they really controlled the start and rode all day and in the final were fantastic again.

"It was a short day, there wasn't so much action in the (general classification) but it was a really hard day with a lot of stress in the peloton and with that fast descent to the finish it was always nervous.

"I feel good. Now I just need to look after myself, try not to get sick, and take it from there."