Adam Yates' time in yellow jersey ends on hectic day at Tour de France

Tour de France 2020 - 107th Edition - 9th stage Pau - Laruns 153 km - 05/09/2020 - Adam Yates (GBR - Mitchelton - Scott) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2020
Adam Yates crosses the line at the end of stage 9 in Laruns (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

After four days spent as overall leader of the Tour de France, Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) ceded the yellow jersey after a hectic stage 9 through the Pyrenees from Pau to Laruns.

The Briton, who took over the race lead after Julian Alaphilippe (Mitchelton-Scott) was handed a 20-second penalty for an illegal feed on stage 5, was dropped on the final climb of the day, the Col de Marie Blanque.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix