Simon Yates received a very special custom Scott Addict, celebrating his white jersey victory
- Photos by Kristof Ramon
The new Addict, has been nicknamed “Ying-Yang” by the Orica-Scott team, due to its split colour scheme – it’s white on one side of the top tube and black on the other.
The colour scheme extends across the bike’s components, including the seat post, bars and stem as well as Yates’ kit, with his helmet and shoes receiving the design.
Yates’ young rider’s victory successfully keeps the white jersey in the family, with his brother Adam winning the title last year.
“I think it’s a great thing,” Yates said of he and his brother’s achievements. “I hope it’s one of those thing that we look back on and see it as a great achievement that we’ve won the white jersey as brothers back-to-back.”
Yates’ came to the Tour with the aim of winning the white jersey and thanked his team for their help in securing it.
“The team did a fantastic job from the very beginning. They know me, they know how I ride and I want to thank them for everything they’ve done the past few weeks.”
Victory was secured in the penultimate time trial in Marseille, when Yates finished in the exact same time as his closest rival Louis Meintjes.