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Tour de France: Adam Yates finishes with Froome but loses time after stage 1 crash

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Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) with team director Matt White

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) with team director Matt White (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Best young rider, Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

Best young rider, Adam Yates (Orica-Scott) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Best young rider Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

Best young rider Adam Yates (Orica-Scott) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) with team director Matt White

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) with team director Matt White (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

With around 100km to go on stage 1 of the Tour de France a smiling Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) could be seen chatting to his former teammate Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) in the peloton. The pace was relaxed, the sun was out, and the Tour was finally underway. What was there to worry about?

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Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has 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 runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.