Simon Yates: Racing against my brother will be difficult but not a problem

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Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) (Image credit: Team BikeExchange)

Simon Yates has dismissed the notion that he will find it problematic to race against his brother, Adam Yates, after the latter decided to move to Ineos Grenadiers over the winter.

The siblings turned professional with Orica GreenEdge in 2014 and raced on the Australian team until Adam departed on a two-year deal. Simon has remained at Team BikeExchange and will lead the squad at either the Giro d’Italia or Tour de France before focusing on the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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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.