Tour de France leader Adam Yates keeps powder dry for Pyrenees

Adam Yates in yellow on stage 6 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tour de France leader Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) came through his first stage as the maillot jaune with a minimum of challenges from the other GC contenders and with his squad keeping firm control on events on the final ascent to Mont Aigoual on stage 6.

Ineos Grenadiers did much of the pace-setting on the main mountainous challenge of the day, the Col de la Lusette, as had Jumbo-Visma on the preceding third-category ascent, the Col des Mourèzes. But neither of the Tour’s two most powerful teams actually attempted to test the strength of Yates' grip on the lead. 

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.