Simon Yates to focus on Giro d'Italia while Mitchelton-Scott target stage wins at Tour de France

Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott)
Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Adam Yates and Esteban Chaves will lead the line for Mitchelton-Scott at the Tour de France, while Simon Yates will skip La Grande Boucle in order to prepare for the Giro d'Italia.

The Giro and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were the centrepiece of Simon Yates’ season before the campaign was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Olympics have been postponed to 2021, but he will stick to his original plan of riding the Giro despite a rescheduled calendar where the corsa rosa (October 3-25) is now preceded by the Tour (August 29-September 20).

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