Adam Yates 'not ready for Tour de France top 10', says team

British rider Adam Yates will focus on stage wins at the Tour de France and rather than outright aiming for a high general classification

Adam Yates

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Adam Yates has won smaller stage races, placed sixth in the Critérium du Dauphiné and completed two Grand Tours, but Orica-GreenEdge say that its British star is not ready for a top 10 in next month's Tour de France.

Yates returned from a two-week altitude training camp in Sierra Nevada. In the high elevations of southern Spain, he prepared his body in the thin air and for next month’s French heat. He was not readying for a run at the general classification, though, but a win in one of the stages.

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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.