Simon and Adam Yates to kick off season alongside Nairo Quintana in Spain

Yates twins start their seasons at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Adam and Simon Yates will line up alongside Nairo Quintana at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
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Simon Yates and Adam Yates will both start their season at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in Spain this week.

The two Orica-Scott riders will take to the start line for the first time in 2017 on Wednesday, with the opening stage of the race being a testing 37km team time trial starting and finishing in Orihuela.

After that, the race will tackle four road stages near Valencia in eastern Spain, including a summit finish at Lucena del Cid on stage four.

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As well as the Yates twins, the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana boasts a strong start list, with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and defending champion Wout Poels (Team Sky) both racing.

The other big names on the start list include Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing), Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin), Philippe Gilbert and Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors), Stefan Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo), Sep Vanmarcke (Cannondale-Drapac).

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.