Yates failed a test for asthma medication terbutaline at Paris-Nice, revealed in April, but has not been provisionally suspended by the UCI.
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Simon will team up with his brother Adam in Orica’s team for the French race, which starts with a mountain prologue in Les Gets, along with Simon Gerrans.
Orica-GreenEdge took responsibility for Yates’s positive test, claiming an administrative error by the team doctors meant that a Therapeutic Usage Exemption (TUE) form was not sent off.
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Tour of California champion Julian Alaphilippe will join Dan and Tony Martin in the Etixx-Quick Step team, Romain Bardet leads Ag2r La Mondiale, Fabio Aru heads up the Astana team and current Giro d’Italia leader Steven Kruijswijk is listed to ride for LottoNL-Jumbo.
Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) is one of few sprinters to line up in the race, with only one real opportunity for the fast men over the course of the week.