Yates twins reunited for Simon’s Vuelta a España glory quest

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Brothers rarely ride together but Adam received late summons for Spanish mission after his Tour de France disappointment

When the Vuelta a España starts in Málaga on Saturday, one of the many plotlines will be provided by Bury’s Yates twins, Simon and Adam, who will race together in a major Tour for only the third time. Given how hard they are to tell apart, they will be a television commentator’s nightmare. But based on how well they have performed together in the past, the combination could create major problems for a strong field that includes three previous winners.

Matt White, their directeur sportif at the Mitchelton-Scott squad, said the plan is for Simon – who has been rested since the Giro d’Italia – to lead the team, with Adam in support. The decision to field Adam alongside Simon was taken late in the day after the former’s attempt to finish on the podium of the Tour de France fell flat. After the Vuelta it is likely that both riders will target the world road race championships in Innsbruck, subject to selection.

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Written by William Fotheringham
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/19/yates-twins-reunited-simon-vuelta-a-espana-glory-adam under the title “Yates twins reunited for Simon’s Vuelta a España glory quest”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.