Simon Yates: BMC's statement is 'quite disrespectful' to Adam's San Sebastian win

Simon and Adam Yates on stage three of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Simon Yates - twin brother and team-mate of Clásica de San Sebastián winner Adam Yates - has said that BMC Racing's statement relating to how Greg Van Avermaet was 'robbed' of the win in the race is 'disrespectful' towards Adam's victory.

Simon underlined that although he thought the incident should never have happened, the phrasing of BMC's statement implying that Van Avermaet was certain of the win was incorrect.

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