Simon Yates recovering from Strade Bianche crash as he defends Tirreno-Adriatico title

The British rider won the overall last year, beating compatriot Geraint Thomas

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Simon Yates is set to try and retain his Tirreno-Adriatico title after taking victory last year in fine style against fellow British rider, Geraint Thomas.

Yates (BikeExchange) is using the week-long stage race as part of his preparation towards his main goal of finally winning the Giro d'Italia.

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