Adam Yates promoted to second overall in Tour de France

It seemed the young Brit had been foiled in his attempt to take the white jersey after an inflatable arch falls on him with 1km to go – although the race jury later ruled that his advantage should stand

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Adam Yates has been promoted to second overall at the Tour de France and now leads the best young rider classification. Yates was seven seconds ahead of a group of overall contenders when an inflatable arch fell on him and he crashed heavily with one kilometre to race in the seventh stage to Lac de Payolle on Friday.

Initially, the official results showed his actual finishing time but a later jury decision elevated him to second spot overall, 5-50 behind race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC).

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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.