Mitchelton-Scott builds team around Adam Yates for Tour de France
Jun 21 2018 02:40 pm CET

Mitchelton-Scott builds team around Adam Yates for Tour de France
Mitchelton-Scott builds team around Adam Yates for Tour de France
Mitchelton-Scott

Mitchelton-Scott has chosen a versatile team to support Adam Yates at the Tour de France. The team will have a main focus on the general classification.

The Australian squad will be built around Adam Yates, who was the best Young rider and took the fourth GC place at the 2016 edition of the race. The rider that will be at his side are specialists in diverse terrains with the objective of protecting him and helping him in all the stages.

"In what has been an incredibly successful season for the team already, we are really excited by the strength and potential of the eight riders we’ve selected for this year’s Tour de France," said Head Sports Director Matt White.

"We know the depth of the field and our ambitions are high but whatever happens I am confident in the group assembled and their ability to deliver our objectives across the full three-weeks of racing."

Yates also feels in good shape to tackle the French grand tour. "At the moment, everything is going great," the rider commented. "In both of my previous races (California and Dauphine) I came back at a really good level despite not having the ideal preparation. I even managed a stage win at the end of the Dauphine, which is great for the confidence ahead of my biggest goal of the season."

Mitchelton-Scott's complete roster for the Tour de France (7th to 29th of July):

Jack Bauer
Luke Durbridge
Mathew Hayman
Michael Hepburn
Damien Howson
Daryl Impey
Mikel Nieve
Adam Yates




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