Adam Yates: Britain has many cards to play in World Champs road race

22-year-old Adam Yates seeks to gain valuable experience in the long men's road race at the 2014 Road World Championships

Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Great Britain's Adam Yates wants to gain experience in one-day races when he lines up in Sunday's World Championship road race. He is part of a nine-man team in Ponferrada, Spain, that besides twin brother Simon, includes Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Ben Swift.

"We have not had a proper meeting yet, but we have quite a lot of cards to play," Yates told Cycling Weekly. "Obviously with Swift, we can sprint, and we have Pete Kennaugh and 'G' [Thomas] who can go in moves. We have many options and cards to play."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.