Tour de France - Adam Yates: It was a hard day for everybody
Sep 05 2020 05:57 am CET

Tour de France - Adam Yates: It was a hard day for everybody
Tour de France - Adam Yates: It was a hard day for everybody
Photo of Mitchelton-Scott jersey (c) Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates has finished the seventh stage of the Tour de France in the front group, which allowed him to maintain the lead of the General Classification for another day.

It was a heavy day in the French grand tour, as Bora-hansgrohe made it difficult for everybody by setting a very high pace that caused cuts in the pack, also with the help of the wind. The Australian team managed to keep Yates out of trouble and in a good position to finish with the front pack and keep the Yellow Jersey.

"There were only a few critical moments where you had to be in position," explained the Briton. "The wind wasn't crazy strong, but it was just kind of enough to create a few splits.

"But the guys looked after me perfectly, even in the final I ended up on my own just because they put me in position and used a lot of energy to keep me up there. The next two days should be pretty tough, I think today everyone was expecting to have an easier day before the two big mountain stages, but Bora-hansgrohe had other ideas, and we rode pretty much full gas from start to finish. It was a hard day for everybody."




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