"He doesn't remember hitting the ground" - Adam Yates' teammates provide update on their leader's health

While UAE Team Emirates remain in overall lead of the UAE Tour after today's finish on Jebel Jais, not everything went according to their plan. Brandon McNulty lost some time and leader's jersey today, while Ben O'Connor slipped away from the bunch to take the stage. But most importantly, Adam Yates was taken off the race at the foot of the climb after a crash earlier that day. Later it was confirmed that the Brit suffered a concussion.

"He doesn't remember hitting the ground, so our thoughts are with him," revealed second place on the day and the UAE Tour's new overall leader, Jay Vine after the finish. "It's not the way you want to see one of your teammates leave the bike race."

"I think it was some of these small cat-eyes, I think some rider was just not paying attention and went down in front of Adam," said Mikkel Bjerg to GCN. "He said he had a little bad headache, so Matxin said it was his decision whether he wanted to go easy. It is just really important that he listened to himself in a situation like this just take care you know, it is only a bike race."

"He has a concussion because in the first moment, he said, 'I'm good, I'm good,' but from the car, they saw that he was not good and they asked him to stop," revealed team leader Mauro Gianetti. "In the first moment he wanted to start again — 'no, I feel good' — but the feeling was that he had a bad shock with the head and for concussion, we said it did not make sense to continue."

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