Simon Yates not surprised by Giro d'Italia showing

Simon Yates answers questions with the air of a man who doesn't quite understand what all the fuss is about. At his rest-day press conference in the Adriatic resort of Montesilvano on Monday afternoon, for instance, a television reporter gravely asked the maglia rosa if he believed he could win the Giro d'Italia. Yates' response to the million-dollar question was disarmingly matter-of-fact. "Yes," he said. "Of course."

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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.