Simon Yates claims best young rider jersey in Tour of Slovenia

British rider Simon Yates returns to major competition after collarbone break. Photo by Gregor Brown

Simon Yates, Brabantse Pijl 2014

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Simon Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) won the best young rider classification at the Tour of Slovenia on Sunday, his first major race back after breaking his collarbone in April.

Yates finished seventh overall in the four-day, UCI 2.1-ranked race behind overall winner Tiago Machado (NetApp-Endura).

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