Adam Yates: 'Chris Froome is rightful owner of Tour de France yellow jersey'

Yates happy to be demoted back down to second place after jury decides in Chris Froome's favour

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Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) says that he is happy not be awarded the Tour de France yellow jersey given the incident on Mont Ventoux today with Sky's Chris Froome.

A motorbike braked hard around 1.2 kilometres to race with the fans crowding in and Richie Porte (BMC Racing) collided into it. Froome, in yellow, and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) fell too.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.