Simon Yates fails drugs test

Simon Yates failed a drugs test at Paris-Nice, which his team says was due to an "administrative error"

Simon Yates on the podium in the Best Young Riders jersey following Stage eight of the 2015 Criterium du Dauphiné. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Simon Yates has failed a drugs test according to a report in the Daily Mail, with British Cycling confirming that the UCI has notified them of a failed test from a British rider

The Mail reported that the rider is "a road specialist but a former star of the British track team" who failed a test at a race in France last month, later alleging that Yates tested positive at Paris-Nice.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.