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Tour de France bikes: Adam Yates' Scott Addict RC - Gallery

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Adam Yates' Scott Addict RS

Adam Yates' Scott Addict RS (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A closer look at the Pirelli tyres

A closer look at the Pirelli tyres (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Yates' bike is equipped with a full Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain

Yates' bike is equipped with a full Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Mitchelton-Scott are one of several WorldTour team to use the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P power meter this season

Mitchelton-Scott are one of several WorldTour team to use the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P power meter this season (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Shimano components extend to Dura-Ace R9100 pedals

The Shimano components extend to Dura-Ace R9100 pedals (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The lighweight frameset has a minimalist and traditional racing bike aesthetic

The lighweight frameset has a minimalist and traditional racing bike aesthetic (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Pirelli and Mitchelton-Scott recently announced a new tyre partnership and the Australian team have been testing the tyres in races since February

Pirelli and Mitchelton-Scott recently announced a new tyre partnership and the Australian team have been testing the tyres in races since February (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Neat, internal cable routing keeps things tidy at the rear dropouts

Neat, internal cable routing keeps things tidy at the rear dropouts (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Scott look to have produced a direct mount hanger for the Shimano rear derailleur

Scott look to have produced a direct mount hanger for the Shimano rear derailleur (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Yates will generally run the lower profile C24 variants of Shimano's Dura-Ace R9100 wheels

Yates will generally run the lower profile C24 variants of Shimano's Dura-Ace R9100 wheels (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Scott's component wing Syncros provides the majority of the finishing kit for the team

Scott's component wing Syncros provides the majority of the finishing kit for the team (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A look at the front end of Adam Yates' Scott Addict RC

A look at the front end of Adam Yates' Scott Addict RC (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Another look at the climbing switch and shrink wrapped cables, which ensure a neat looking and more aerodynamic front end

Another look at the climbing switch and shrink wrapped cables, which ensure a neat looking and more aerodynamic front end (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A look at Yates' cockpit from above

A look at Yates' cockpit from above (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Yates chooses to run traditionally shaped handlebars with a smaller diameter to modern counterparts

Yates chooses to run traditionally shaped handlebars with a smaller diameter to modern counterparts (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Each Mitchelton-Scott bike features a silver, black and fluoro yellow paint scheme for the Tour de France

Each Mitchelton-Scott bike features a silver, black and fluoro yellow paint scheme for the Tour de France (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 calipers provides the stopping power for Mitchelton-Scott's bikes

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 calipers provides the stopping power for Mitchelton-Scott's bikes (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Yates uses a Garmin Edge 520 computer

Yates uses a Garmin Edge 520 computer (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A forward facing Shimano Di2 climbing switch is attached to Yates' bars next to the stem for ease of shifting while in a climbing position

A forward facing Shimano Di2 climbing switch is attached to Yates' bars next to the stem for ease of shifting while in a climbing position (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Clean looking Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers control the shifting and braking for Yates' bike

Clean looking Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers control the shifting and braking for Yates' bike (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A look at the front wheel and low profile forks of Yates' bike

A look at the front wheel and low profile forks of Yates' bike (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Yates chooses a Syncros RP1.0 saddle

Yates chooses a Syncros RP1.0 saddle (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) returned to the Tour de France in 2018 looking to better his fourth-place finish from 2016, which also saw him win the white jersey for the best young rider at the race. However, the British rider has fallen out of overall contention after two terrible days in the Alps and must now re-set his sights on stage wins in what's left of the race. 

Riding a Scott Addict RC for this year's race, Yates' frame weighs just 790g (according to Scott) and alongside carbon wheels and finishing kit, will be close to, if not on the 6.8kg UCI weight limit.

For the 2018 race, Mitchelton-Scott has switched from its usual black and fluoro-yellow framesets to predominantly silver designs, which retain some areas of the black and fluoro-yellow team colours.

Several Mitchelton-Scott riders have been racing on disc brake-equipped bikes during races in recent weeks as they prepared for the Tour. However, it is understood that due to Yates racing on rim brakes, each of the Mitchelton-Scott team will also use rim brakes to ensure a spare wheel will always be available should it be needed.

A forward-facing Shimano Di2 climbing switch is attached to Yates' bars next to the stem for ease of shifting while in a climbing position

Yates' cockpit consists of traditional-looking, narrow-diameter handlebars combined with a 130mm stem. Meanwhile, a forward-facing Di2 climbing switch sits on the bars to the right of the stem to allow Yates to change gear when climbing and his hands are on the top of the bars.

For the opening flatter stages of the Tour de France, Yates' bike was equipped with 54/42 chainrings and a standard 11-28 cassette with the rider sticking to his preferred C24 variants of Shimano's Dura-Ace R9100 wheels.

Ahead of the Tour de France, Mitchelton-Scott and Pirelli announced a new partnership to provide tyres for the Australian team and Pirelli P-Zero Velo tyres have been used for all but the cobbled stage nine of the race.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Adam Yates' Scott Addict RC.

Scott Addict RC specification

  • Frameset: Scott Addict RC Pro HMX Carbon
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 54/42 chainrings, 170mm cranks
  • Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, C24
  • Tyres: Pirelli P-Zero Velo
  • Handlebars: Syncros Creston SL Compact, 400mm
  • Stem: Syncros RR2.0, 130mm
  • Tape/grips: Syncros
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Saddle: Syncros RP1.0
  • Bottle cages: Elite Leggero
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 520

Scott Addict RC critical measurements

  • Rider height: 1.73m
  • Saddle height from bottom bracket (centre to top): 680mm
  • Saddle nose to centre of handlebars (at stem): 525mm