Adam Yates plots path to Tour de France success

Simon Yates certainly made an impression at the 2018 Giro d'Italia, but brother Adam has taken a very different path as he aims for the Tour de France podium

Adam Yates claiming stage seven of the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

While Adam and Simon Yates both admit to being big fans of music, I’d be surprised if this extended to Irving Berlin’s Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better), written in the mid-1940s for the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

Yet if the careers of the Yates twins were to be set to music, this song would be the ideal fit as the soundtrack.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.