Adam and Simon Yates to ride Giro d'Italia, but will miss Tour de France

Orica-Scott outlines their aims for 2017 Grand Tours, with Colombian Esteban Chaves taking aim at the Tour de France as British Yates brothers will ride Giro and Vuelta

Adam and Simon Yates will lead Orica-Scott at the Giro d'Italia in May, but will not ride in the 2017 Tour de France.

The Australian WorldTour team said on Wednesday that Colombian Esteban Chaves would lead the team at the Tour, with the British Yates brothers focussing on the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España. Chaves will join Adam and Simon Yates at the Vuelta.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.