Yates You Can came a bit of a Tour de France slogan this summer when some hero painted the phrase on the roads of the now famous Lacets de Montvernier climb.
The Yates twins, riding for Orica-GreenEdge, had pretty impressive Tours, considering their young age, with Adam finishing 50th overall and brother Simon in 89th.
Neither rider was in contention for the win on stage 18 over the Croix de Fer and up Montvernier, with Simon rolling in nearly 19 minutes down on winner Romain Bardet and Adam trailing by another 15 minutes.
But our photographer Graham Watson captured some great photos of the brothers riding over the Yates You Can insignia on the already picturesque climb.
It was Simon’s second Tour, having ridden the first two weeks in 2014, and he equipped himself well on the hilly and mountainous stages. Eighth place on the Mur de Huy was followed on stage 14 by another top-10 finish.
His piece de resistance, though, was climbing to 11th on Alpe d’Huez on stage 20 as the general classification battle raged around him.
Adam, meanwhile, was making his Tour debut, but had Grand Tour experience from the 2014 Vuelta a España. He finished seventh on both stage eight and ten at the Tour, and 10th on stage 17 to Pra Loup.
With a solid Tour under their belts, the Yates brothers will be looking to start 2016 with a bang and return to the Grand Boucle with more experience next July.