Tour de France: Simon Yates follows in Dan Martin's footsteps to win at Bagneres-De-Bigorre

Simon Yates and Gregor Muhlberger ride to the finish of stage 12 at the Tour de France

Six years ago, when the Tour de France last witnessed a stage finish in the Bagneres De-Bigorre, Irishman Dan Martin beat Jakob Fuglsang to the line to claim his maiden Tour stage. In a technical finish, he nudged ahead of Fuglsang just before the last corner before powering away to towards the line. History repeated itself on Thursday's stage 12 when Simon Yates came through on the same corner before edging out his breakaway companions in another close finish. The British climber now has stage wins in all three Grand Tours to his name, but today it was as much about his tactical awareness as it was about his legs. In truth, this isn't the same Simon Yates who came agonisingly close to winning last year's Giro d'Italia before coming back to win the Vuelta a España in style. The form isn't at the same level this July after a ...

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