Tour de France: Adam Yates attacks on Grand Colombier, climbs to fifth overall

Mitchelton-Scott’s Adam Yates attacks on the climb of the Col du Grand Colombier during stage 15 of the 2020 Tour de France
Mitchelton-Scott’s Adam Yates attacks on the climb of the Col du Grand Colombier during stage 15 of the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates was the only rider capable of trying to break the stranglehold that race leader Primoz Roglic's Jumbo-Visma team had on the final climb of the Grand Colombier on stage 15 of the Tour de France on Sunday. The British climber's move with seven kilometres to go only lasted for around a kilometre before he was brought to heel once more by the Dutch team, but Yates finished the stage strongly in eighth place, and has moved up to fifth overall as the Tour begins its final week.

Yates had held the yellow jersey from stage 5 of this year's race after Deceuninck-QuickStep's Julian Alaphilippe lost the lead as a result of being handed a time penalty for taking a drinks bottle inside the final 20km of the stage, and Yates kept the lead until stage 9, when it was taken by Roglic, who's held it ever since.

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