Simon Yates to target Giro d'Italia and Tokyo Olympics in 2020

Simon Yates and Adam Yates on the 2019 Tour de France.
Simon Yates riding alongside twin brother Adam at the 2019 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Simon Yates will start his 2020 season at the Tour Down Under and will bypass the Tour de France, opting to instead target the Giro d'Italia and Olympic Games in Tokyo as his main goals for the year.

The Brit, racing his seventh season with Mitchelton-Scott, will kick off his campaign with a trio of Australian races – the Tour Down Under, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, and the Jayco Herald Sun Tour.

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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