Adam Yates says he’s ‘got some catching up to do’ after brother Simon completes set of Grand Tour victories

After deliberately losing time early in the Tour de France, Simon freed himself up to fight for the stage

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Adam Yates admits he’s ‘got some catching up to do’ as his twin brother Simon notched the final Grand Tour stage victory missing from his palmarès at the Tour de France.

Simon took stage honours on day 12 of the 2019 Tour from a breakaway, as Adam guarded his general classification position in the group of favourites behind.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.