Adam Yates to lead Orica-GreenEDGE against stellar Tirreno line-up

Adam Yates to take on Froome, Nibali, Contador and Quintana in Italy while twin brother Simon to race Paris-Nice

Simon Yates leads an escape on stage fourteen of the 2014 Tour de France Credit: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Adam and Simon Yates face a crucial fortnight in their fledgling pro careers after team Orica-GreenEDGE admitted it will use Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice to gauge their progress as major race winners of the future.

Adam Yates will aim for a top ten overall among the grand tour stars in Tirreno-Adriatico, while twin brother Simon starts in Paris with similar aims. Both are preparing to race the Tour de France in July.

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