Adam Yates becomes the first Briton to win the white jersey of the Tour de France pubblicato il 25/07/2016
 
 
 

Monday, 25 July 2016

 
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Adam Yates becomes the first Briton to win the white jersey of the Tour de France

 
     
 

In just his second attempt, Adam Yates today became the first British rider to win the best young rider classification at the Tour de France.

The 23-year-old rode an impressive race to finish in fourth place overall, well above expectation, giving ORICA-BikeExchange its best ever general classification result at the Tour.

Three weeks of racing saw the Australian outfit top the team classification over the first few stages before Yates won the white jersey on stage seven and held it all the way to the finish in Paris.

“We came here not really riding for the overall,” said a smiling Yates in Paris. “It just kind of happened and the whole team have been incredible in their support, all the riders and the staff who have worked so hard everyday.”

“The future is ahead of me and I’m sure I will be back fighting for a podium place or even challenging for the yellow jersey. I will try my best, you never what will happen, but I’m going to continue working hard and do everything possible to improve.”

Read the full story here.

 
     
 

PHOTOS: Taking the white jersey to Paris

 
 

Re-live a hugely successful 2016 Tour de France for ORICA-BikeExchange - including our white jersey and fourth overall with Adam Yates and our stage 10 victory with Michael Matthews - via the images. 

View photo galleries from all 21 stages, courtesy of Graham Watson, here.




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