‘Simon can learn to stand on his own two feet,’ says BikeExchange sports director after departure of Adam Yates

Yates will lead his team at the Giro d’Italia, where he says he hopes he can ‘have a clear run’

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Simon Yates can learn to ‘stand on his own feet’ after the departure of his brother from Team BikeExchange, according to sports director Laurenzo Lapage.

Adam Yates left the Australian WorldTour team at the end of the season to join Ineos Grenadiers, while twin brother Simon remained to chase his own general classification ambitions.

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