Simon Yates likely to head to Tour de France after Giro d’Italia podium finish

Simon Yates (Team Bike Exchange)
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Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) may well head to the Tour de France in search of stage wins at the end of June before turning his focus to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, though the first thing he'll be sure to follow up his third place in the Giro d'Italia with is a break.

The Briton had a rollercoaster Giro d'Italia, struggling slightly in the first week but hitting top condition in the third week and making important inroads into the overall lead held by Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers). He also claimed a solo stage win on Friday in Alpe di Mera, before fading a little on the last mountain stage on Saturday.

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