Adam Yates battles back from ‘persistent gastroenteritis’ at Critérium du Dauphiné

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) close-up
Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) close-up (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The results might not be visible just yet but considering where Adam Yates was a few short weeks ago, the British climber can be satisfied with his performance at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Yates currently sits in 23rd position overall, and 4:46 off Primoz Roglic’s yellow jersey lead. The Mitchelton-Scott leader, who is targeting the Tour de France later this month, has lost time on each of the three stages in the race so far but there is a reason: The Mitchelton-Scott rider spent ten days off the bike due to what his team described as ‘persistent gastroenteritis’. As a consequence, the 28-year-old is riding cautiously through the Dauphiné mountains as he slowly rebuilds his form.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.