Adam Yates scores two top 10s in weekend's French races

British rider Adam Yates placed seventh and sixth behind double winner Petr Vakoc in the Classic Sud Ardeche and La Drome races in France over the weekend

Adam Yates in action during the 2016 Drome Classic

(Image credit: Watson)

Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) has kicked off his European 2016 campaign with two solid top 10 results in France over the weekend. Yates placed seventh in the Classic Sud Ardeche on Saturday and then sixth in Sunday's La Drome Classic.

The 23-year-old Briton managed to get into the thick of the racing on both days, but on each occasion Czech rider Petr Vakoc (Etixx-QuickStep) got the better of everyone else to complete a double victory. Yates's twin brother and team-mate Simon also took part in both races, finishing 45th and 20th.

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