Tour de France dream over for Adam Yates after Tourmalet stage

The writing was on the wall for Adam Yates and his Mitchelton-Scott team when the British climber was unceremoniously dropped on the first major ascent of the day – the Col du Soulour – on stage 14 of the Tour de France on Saturday. Although he rallied with the help of his team and came back before the foot of the Tourmalet, the same scenario unfolded on the lower slopes before Yates eventually crossed the line 6:42 down on stage winner Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ).

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he 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 ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.