Adam Yates ready to go on the offensive in Critérium du Dauphiné final mountain test

The young British rider says he doesn't prosper quite as well on the long climbs of the Alps, but is hoping to make some waves on the slightly shorter climbs of stage seven

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Adam Yates may change tack and go on the offensive at the Critérium du Dauphiné tomorrow having been able to consistently mix with the main contenders in the mountains.

The 23-year-old was not as comfortable on the longer climbs that featured in stage six today as yesterday’s punchier run where he finished third behind race leader Chris Froome (Sky) and Richie Porte (BMC).

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.