Tour de l’Avenir Report: Second stage win for Simon Yates


GB’s Simon Yates won his second stage in a row after winning the four up sprint on stage 6’s summit finish in Chatel -  Tour de l’Avenir .

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The 21-year-old from the North West was part of a four man break that broke clear 10 miles from the finish and his effort saw him climb to 15th overall from 24th. His brother Adam is second overall.


Simon’s win came just 24 hours after he had won stage five in Morzine ahead of his twin brother Adam who finished 11th on stage six. “I am delighted with this latest victory” he said afterwards. “With my brother Adam, who is second overall, we tried to put pressure on the yellow jersey on the Col de Corbier.”

“He was isolated so we wanted to take advantage but ultimately, it was very hard. I managed to escape with three others but unfortunately my brother was not with me. So I protected his place overall and did not work. If there had not been with us the Kazakh (Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev), I would have rolled. Slovenian (Matej Mohoric) attacked in the final kilometre and then I did the sprint from the last corner. Tomorrow we will try again.”

1 YATES Simon Great Britain 8 5 3:05:44
2 MOHORIC Matej Slovenia 5 2 0:03
3 CHEVRIER Clément France 2 1 0:04
4 KOZHATAYEV Bakhtiyar Kazakhstan 0:09
5 KONRAD Patrick Austria 0:35
6 SVENDSEN Oskar Norway 0:44
7 SüTTERLIN Jasha Germany 0:53
8 STUYVEN Jasper Belgium 0:55
9 PEYSKENS Dimitri Belgium
10 BECKERINGH Derk Abel Netherlands

11 YATES Adam Great Britain
50 PERRETT Joseph Great Britain 5.02
71 DOULL Owain Great Britain 8.02
73 SLATER Alistair Great Britain
101 HARRISON Samuel Great Britain 12:37

1 FERNANDEZ Ruben Spain 4 18:12:19
2 YATES Adam Great Britain 1:03
3 KONRAD Patrick Austria 1:10
4 KOZHATAYEV Bakhtiyar Kazakhstan 1:12
5 SVENDSEN Oskar Norway 1:43
6 KUDUS Merhawi Centre Mondial du Cyclisme 1:50

15 YATES Simon Great Britain 3:32

1 EWAN Caleb Australia 85
2 YATES Adam Great Britain 80

1 HAUGAARD JENSEN Kristian Denmark 67
2 PARRA BUSTAMENTE Heiner Rodrigo Colombia 37
3 YATES Adam Great Britain


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