Adam Yates second overall in Tour de l'Avenir

Adam Yates, CC Etupes

Adam Yates finished second overall just over a minute behind overall race winner Ruben Fernandez of Spain in a tough seven-stage-and-a-prologue Tour de l'Avenir, arguably the most prestigious stage race in the Under-23 Coupe de Nations calendar.

It was the best overall performance by a British rider in the race since 1982, when Robert Millar, riding for the Peugeot pro team, finished second overall behind winner Greg LeMond.

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