Adam And Simon Yates Named In Mitchelton-Scott Tour De France Squad

Adam Yates in Dauphine's yellow jersey during stage 6

Adam and Simon Yates will ride the Tour de France together for the first time since 2015 as the Mitchelton-Scott team target the yellow jersey. The news was announced on Friday, with Mitchelton-Scott unveiling their eight-man roster for July's marquee race. Adam Yates will lead the team's GC aspirations, while Simon Yates will race as a support rider in the mountains after finishing eighth overall at the Giro d'Italia earlier this month. Adam Yates finished fourth at the Tour de France in 2016, but failed to perform to such high standards when he was given leadership responsibilities last year. However, he returns determined to rediscover his best form in a race that should suit him in terms of its mountainous profile. He recently took part in the Critérium du Dauphiné and led the race before eventually pulling over through illness. According to his team, he is now back to full ...

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