Adam and Simon Yates will lead Mitchelton-Scott on the Tour

Adam, fourth in the 2016 edition, returns to the Tour with the intention of assaulting the podium. For this he will have the help of his brother Simon, current champion of the Tour of Spain.


The brothers Adam and Simon Yates will share ranks at the Mitchelton Scott which will play the Tour de France which will start next July 6 in Brussels.

The Mitchelton will have Adam, fourth in the Tour 2016, as leader for the general, while Simon , eighth in the past Giro, will be his assistant for the mountain stages.

The head of ranks of the Australian line-up will come determined to show his potential after a hopeful answer in his debut three years ago, that then had no continuity in other careers In the recent Dauphiné led the test before retiring due to illness.

"This year's Tour is difficult, especially last week, I checked stages 18, 19 and 20 just before the Dauphiné and I think that three days like that will unleash the Battle. There are also other complicated as the sixth in La Planche des Belles Filles.In general it is a very difficult route.

The idea of Adam Yates is to overcome that fourth place of 2016, but does not dare with a forecast.

"A couple of years ago I was fourth and not far from the podium. I do not want to put a result, I just know that I would like to go better than before, and with the condition and consistency that I have had this year, I do not see why not. "

For its part, Simon Yates will begin the Tour de France with the His participation could indicate that he will not defend his crown in the Tour of Spain.

The Mitchelton-Scott team for the Tour will be formed by Luke Durbridge, Jack Haig, Michael Hepburn, Daryl Impey , Chris Juul Jensen, Matteo Trentin, Adam Yates and Simon Yates.



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