Adam Yates: Every time we go into the mountains, it's an opportunity

The 200-odd kilometres and going on six hours in the saddle could hardly be described as a rest day, but Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) was glad of the chance to catch his breath, figuratively at least, as the Tour de France peloton ambled into a block headwind for much of the haul north from Montélimar to Villars-les-Dombes.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.