Simon Yates: 'The Olympics are still one of my main goals, not just for next year but my career'

The Mitchelton-Scott rider talks how he's been getting on in lockdown in Andorra as well as what he expects from the rest of the 2020 season

Simon Yates (Photo by Con Chronis/Getty Images)

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On paper, last week would have looked like a fairly pivotal moment in Simon Yates' 2020 yet, for now, not much has changed.

Cycling restrictions were partially lifted in Andorra, where he lives, while the UCI released their re-jigged 2020 calendar. However, he doesn't yet know which races he'll be riding and is also yet to take advantage of being able to ride outside once again.

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