Simon Yates wears £2,750 Vorteq skinsuit to win Giro d'Italia time trial

BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Simon Yates of United Kingdom and Team BikeExchange Jayco sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Simon Yates in stage 2 time trial (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Simon Yates used a highly-specialised, custom Vorteq skinsuit to take a dramatic win on stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia in Budapest, edging out race leader Mathieu van der Poel and former world champion Tom Dumoulin.

Yates’ skinsuit was branded as Ale, the official clothing partner for BikeExchange-Jayco, but is visibly recognisable as a Vorteq product, while the British brand is also listed as a technical partner of the team. Cyclingnews has also been separately informed that the skinsuit was a Vorteq design.

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Peter Stuart

Peter Stuart has been the editor of Cyclingnews since March 2022, overseeing editorial output across all of Cyclingnews' digital touchpoints.

Before joining Cyclingnews, Peter was the digital editor of Rouleur magazine. Starting life as a freelance feature writer, with bylines in The Times and The Telegraph, he first entered cycling journalism in 2012, joining Cyclist magazine as staff writer. Peter has a background as an international rower, representing Great Britain at Under-23 level and at the Junior Rowing World Championships.